My research interests

I work at the intersection of analysis and geometry in non-smooth settings, in particular on mappings with non-smooth domain and/or target (e.g. quasiregular and BLD-maps), and spaces with synthetic curvature bounds (e.g. Alexandrov and RCD spaces).

My background is in Sobolev type spaces over metric measure spaceswhich I use along with metric currents and other tools from analysis on metric spaces to understand geometric and topological properties of the maps and spaces involved.

Recently I have focused on homological constraints on BLD-maps and Plateau-type problems on spaces with a quadratic isoperimetric inequality, both of which can be seen in the more general context of parametrization problems of non-smooth spaces. Energy minimization in homotopy classes of maps is a specific method to study maps and the information they transfer, but more generally I want to understand the connections (or lack of) between analysis, geometry and topology on the underlying spaces.


Causal bubbles in globally hyperbolic spacetimes, with Leonardo García-Heveling, 2022. [preprint]

Tensorization of p-weak differentiable structures, with Sylvester Eriksson-Bique and Tapio Rajala, 2022. [preprint]

Curvewise characterizations of minimal upper gradients and the construction of a Sobolev differential, with Sylvester Eriksson-Bique, 2021. [preprint]

Asymptotically mean value harmonic functions in metric measure spaces, with Tomasz Adamowicz and Antoni Kijowski, 2020. [preprint]


Area minimizing surfaces in homotopy classes in metric spaces, Elefterios Soultanis and Stefan Wenger, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society 375, no. 7, 4711-4739, 2022.

Abstract and concrete tangent modules on Lipschitz differentiability spaces, Toni Ikonen,  Enrico Pasqualetto and Elefterios Soultanis, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 150, 327-343, 2022.

Path and quasihomotopy for Sobolev maps between manifolds, Elefterios Soultanis, Journal of Functional Analysis 280(8), Article 108935, 2021.

Infinitesimal  hilbertianity of locally CAT(k)-spaces, Simone Di Marino, Nicola Gigli, Enrico Pasqualetto and Elefterios Soultanis, Journal of Geometric Analysis 31, 7621 – 7685, 2021.

Maximal metric discs and the Sobolev-to-Lipschitz property, Paul Creutz and Elefterios Soultanis, Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations 59, Article number: 177, 2020.

Pull-back of metric currents and homological boundedness of BLD-elliptic spaces, Pekka Pankka and Elefterios Soultanis, Analysis and Geometry in Metric Spaces 7(1), 212 – 249, 2019.

Metric currents and polylipschitz forms,  Pekka Pankka and Elefterios Soultanis, Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations 59, Article number: 76, 2020.

Differential of metric valued Sobolev maps, Nicola Gigli, Enrico Pasqualetto, Elefterios Soultanis,  Journal of Functional Analysis 278(9), Article 108403, 2020.

Existence of p-energy minimizers in homotopy classes and lifts of Newtonian maps, Elefterios Soultanis, Journal d’Analyse Mathematique 137(2), 469 – 505,  2019.

Homotopy classes of Newtonian spaces, Elefterios Soultanis, Revista Matematica Iberoamecana 33(3), 951 – 994, 2017.

Distortion of quasiconformal maps in terms of the quasihyperbolic metric, Elefterios Soultanis and Marshall Williams, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and  Applications 402(2), 626 – 634, 2013.