On the $\sigma_2$-scalar curvature and its application

Friday, December 14, 2007 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
In this talk, we establish an analytic foundation for a fully non-linear equation $\frac{\sigma_2}{\sigma_1}=f$ on manifolds with positive scalar curvature. This equation arises from conformal geometry. As application, we prove that, if a compact 3-dimensional manifold $M$ admits a riemannian metric with positive scalar curvature and $\int \sigma_2\ge 0$, then topologically $M$ is a quotient of sphere.
Yuxin Ge
Université Paris-Est Créteil - UPEC
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314