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Section: New Results

The Sard Conjecture in sub-Riemannian Geometry

Participants : Ludovic Rifford, André Belotto Da Silva [Univ. Aix-Marseille] , Adam Parusinski [Univ. Côte d’Azur] .

In a work in progress, we address the Sard conjecture for sub-Riemannian structures on analytic manifolds and related problems. We present a description of singular horizontal curves of a totally nonholonomic analytic distribution in term of the projections of the orbits of some integrable and isotropic subanalytic distribution in the cotangent bundle. In the generic smooth case, we obtain a extension of an important result by Chitour, Jean and Trélat by showing that singular curves are the projection of a Hamiltonian singular vector field. As a by-product of our first result, we obtain a proof of the so-called minimal rank Sard conjecture in some analytic cases. It establishes that from a given point the set of points accessible through singular horizontal curves of minimal rank, which corresponds to the rank of the distribution, has Lebesgue measure zero under additional technical assumptions.