Rami Luisto


My research interests are largely in the field of quasiconformal geometry, metric geometry, quantitative topology and in regularity of Sobolev and BV mappings.

In the field of quasiconformal and metric geometry my spesific research questions are focused on branched covers, quasiregular mappings and mappings of finite distortion between Euclidean domains. In particular, I am interested in the so called branch set of a mapping, along with the interplay of the structure of the branch set and the local & global behaviour of the mapping. I'm also interested in the structure of BLD-mappings between (sub)Riemannian manifolds and more general path-metric spaces.

For Sobolev and BV mappings I am interested in finding optimal geometric bounds to guarantee analytic regularity conditions on the mappings.

Illustration of a unique path-lifting result from a paper joint with E. Prywes.

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  1. Weak regularity of the inverse under minimal assumptions (Joint with Stanislav Hencl and Aapo Kauranen). Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis. [arxiv:1804.03449]
  2. Mappings of finite distortion: compactness of the branch set (Joint with Aapo Kauranen and Ville Tengvall). Journal d'Analyse Mathematique (to appear). [arxiv:1709.08724]
  3. A Newman property for BLD-mappings. Conform. Geom. Dyn. 23 (2019), 135-146. [arXiv:1709.08438]
  4. Stoilow's theorem revisited (Joint with Pekka Pankka.) Expositiones Mathematicae (to appear). [arxiv:1701.05726]
  5. A characterization theorem for BLD-mappings between metric spaces, The Journal of Geometric Analysis (2017) 27:2081. [arXiv:1509.01832]
  6. Note on local-to-global properties of BLD-mappings, Proceedings of the AMS 144 (2016), no.2, 599-607. [arXiv:1406.0320]
  7. Rigidity of extremal quasiregularly elliptic manifolds (Joint with Pekka Pankka). Groups, Geometry & Dynamics 10 (2016), no. 2, 723-732. [arXiv:1307.7940]