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May 24, 2023

Obstacle problems for fractional powers of the Laplacian – Location – SC 1307

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss a sampler of obstacle-type problems associated with the fractional Laplacian $(-\Delta)^s$ , for $1 < s < 2$. Our goals are to establish regularity properties of the solution and to describe the structure of the free boundary. To this end, we combine classical techniques from potential theory and the calculus of variations with more modern methods, such as the localization of the operator and monotonicity formulas. This is joint work with A. Haj Ali (Arizona State University) and A. Petrosyan (Purdue University).