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A note on the Hausdorff dimension of the singular set for minimizers of the Mumford–Shah energy

Camillo De Lellis, Matteo Focardi and Berardo Ruffini


We give a more elementary proof of a result by Ambrosio, Fusco and Hutchinson to estimate the Hausdorff dimension of the singular set of minimizers of the Mumford–Shah energy (see [Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations 16 (2003), no. 2, 187–215, Theorem 5.6]). On the one hand, we follow the strategy of the above mentioned paper; but on the other hand our analysis greatly simplifies the argument since it relies on the compactness result proved by the first two authors in [J. Math. Pures Appl. 100 (2013), 391–409, Theorem 13] for sequences of local minimizers with vanishing gradient energy, and the regularity theory of minimal Caccioppoli partitions, rather than on the corresponding results for Almgren's area minimizing sets.

MSC: 49J45; 49Q20

Funding source: PRIN 2010-2011

Award Identifier / Grant number: “Calculus of Variations”

Received: 2013-6-3
Accepted: 2013-9-30
Published Online: 2013-10-24
Published in Print: 2014-10-1

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