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Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften

Oberseminar Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften Jesse Ratzkin, Compactness of singular constant Q-curvature metric on punctured spheres

Datum: 06.07.2023, 10:15 - 12:00 Uhr
Kategorie: Seminar, Veranstaltung
Veranstalter: Lehrstuhl für Mathematik VI (Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften)
Vortragende:r: JMU, Deutschland

Mathematik Ost, 40.03.003 + Zoom


The Q-curvatures of various orders of a Riemannian metric generalize its scalar curvature,except that they transform under a conformal change according to a higher order differential equation (or, more generally, a nonlocal operator). Much recent work concentrates on recreating Yamabe’s program (and all of the associated theory) in this more general setting. As with scalar curvature, conformal invariance forces one to consider singular solutions, even if one is at first only interested in smooth solutions. In this talk I will describe an analog of the singular Yamabe problem and discuss some properties of the moduli space of singular solutions on a punctured sphere. In particular, I will describe geometric properties that allow one to extract  convergent subsequences from a family of solutions. In a key step we use a Pohozaev-type invariant, which is of independent interest. This is joint work with Joào Henrique Andrade, João Marcos do Ò and Juncheng Wei.