Diff. Geom, Math. Phys., PDE Seminar: Azahara de la Torre

  • Date: 10/13/2015
  • Time: 15:30
Lecturer(s):
Azahara de la Torre, Politechic University of Catalonia
Location: 

University of British Columbia

Topic: 

On Singular Solutions for the Fractional Yamabe Problem

Description: 
We construct some ODE solutions for the fractional Yamabe problem in conformal geometry. The fractional curvature, a generalization of the usual scalar curvature, is defined from the conformal fractional Laplacian, which is a non-local operator constructed on the conformal infinity of a conformally compact Einstein manifold.

These ODE solutions are a generalization of the usual Delaunay and, in particular, solve the fractional Yamabe problem $$ (-\Delta)^\gamma u= c_{n, {\gamma}}u^{\frac{n+2\gamma}{n-2\gamma}}, u>0 \ \mbox{in} \ \r^n \backslash \{0\},$$ with an isolated singularity at the origin.

This is a fractional order ODE for which new tools need to be developed. The key of the proof is the computation of the fractional Laplacian in polar coordinates.
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Location: ESB 2012