Chinese Annals of Mathematics, Series B

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 393–412 | Cite as

Quantitative stability of the Brunn-Minkowski inequality for sets of equal volume

  • Alessio Figalli
  • David Jerison


The authors prove a quantitative stability result for the Brunn-Minkowski inequality on sets of equal volume: If |A| = |B| > 0 and |A + B|1/n = (2+δ)|A|1/n for some small δ, then, up to a translation, both A and B are close (in terms of δ) to a convex set K. Although this result was already proved by the authors in a previous paper, the present paper provides a more elementary proof that the authors believe has its own interest. Also, the result here provides a stronger estimate for the stability exponent than the previous result of the authors.


Quantitative stability Brunn-Minkowski Affine geometry Convex geometry Additive combinatorics 

2000 MR Subject Classification

49Q20 52A40 52A20 11P70 


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This work started during Alessio Figalli’s visit at MIT during the fall 2012. Alessio Figalli wishes to thank the Mathematics Department at MIT for its warm hospitality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics Dept. RLM 8.100The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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