Compactness and Quantization phenomena in conformal geometry: Some recent results and open problems.

Friday, February 18, 2011 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
I will briefly introduce the GJMS operators, Q-curvature and their basic properties, then I will describe the possible behaviours of a given sequence of metrics (on a closed Riemannian manifold or on a domain in $R^n$ or similar) having prescribed Q-curvatures which converge to a given function. If the sequence is not-precompact various blow-up phenomena appear, only in part well understood. I will complete the talk with a few open questions.
Speaker: 
Luca Martinazzi
University of Pisa
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314