On some nonlocal elliptic and parabolic equations

On some nonlocal elliptic and parabolic equations

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Tianling Jin, Rutgers University
Fine Hall 314

We show some results on existence and compactness of solutions of a fractional Nirenberg problem. Regularity properties for solutions of some degenerate elliptic equations as well as a Liouville type theorem are established, and used in our blow up analysis. We also introduce a fractional Yamabe flow and show that on the conformal spheres $(S^n, [g_{S^n}])$ it converges to the standard sphere up to a Mobius diffeomorphism. These arguments can be applied to obtain extinction profiles of solutions of some fractional porous medium equations, which are further used to improve a Sobolev inequality via a quantitative estimate of the remainder term.