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Scientic Supervisor / Contact Person

Name and Surname
Javier Soria

Localization & Research Area

Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Mathematical Science
Análisis Matemático y Matemática Aplicada
Research Area
Mathematics (MAT)

MSCA & ERC experience

Research group / research team hosted any MSCA fellow?
Research group / research team have any ERC beneficiaries?

Research Team & Research Topic

Research Team / Research Group Name (if any)
Website of the Research team / Research Group / Department
Brief description of the Research Team / Research Group / Department
The research Group of Real and Functional Analysis (GARF) is a leading component of the UCM group Espacios de Funciones, Análisis de Fourier e Interpolación. The senior team members have extensive research experience in the different topics of study listed below (GARF has received funding in R&D&I calls uninterruptedly since 1991), and have been involved in supervising many PhD thesis dissertations, participation in international conferences, and publications in scientific journals of high quality.
Research lines / projects proposed
Our principal research lines, in Real, Harmonic and Functional Analysis, can be summarized in the following list:

The resolution of the Dirichlet problem, and other non-linear PDE's like the p-Laplacian, on certain discrete settings like simple graphs. Finding harmonic extensions with prescribed boundary values is a well-known problem, but our approach is new, based on iteration techniques that go back to the original works of Lebesgue. For this purpose we aim to develop the necessary techniques to tackle these results, like Gerschgorin circles lemma or Kirchhoff's theorem for counting the number of spanning trees.

We have recently studied the optimal norms for the Hardy operator H minus the identity and the norms of H and its adjoint H*, restricted to the cone of positive and decreasing functions, just for positive functions or all arbitrary functions in Lebesgue spaces L^p (0,∞). Our objective is to study this kind of questions for other types of weighted inequalities.

Also related to the questions above, very recently, end-point estimates of weak- type for p = 1 and p = ∞ have been obtained for the case or general decreasing weights or power weights, respectively. We plan to study the same type of end-point estimates without the restriction of the weight being necessarily decreasing or not being a power weight.

In 2019, we introduced the study of the characterization of the best doubling constant C(X) for general metric measure spaces (X,d), proving the optimal lower bound C(X) ≥ 2. The precise value of this constant is related to the different notions of metric dimensions and, motivated by the previous results, turns out to be of special interest in the discrete case of graphs. Finding C(X) for specific graphs is a challenge that requires the use of very deep results in optimization theory and new techniques are still needed, which is the main question to overcome in this setting.

Finally, in 2009 we were able to characterize the best constant in Minkowski's inequality for Lorentz spaces Lp,q in the case p < q, where the functional is not a norm. Similarly, in 2010 we extended this result for a general weighted Lorentz space, when the weight is monotone and in Ap. The general situation is still open, under the only requirement that the space is normable.

Application requirements

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The candidate should have a PhD in Mathematical Analysis and a strong expertise in these topics. A Letter of motivation and a CV should also be included in the application.
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