Analysis Seminar

Fourth Order Equations in Conformal Geometry

Speaker: Paul Yang, Princeton University

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11 a.m.


In conformal geometry, the higher order Q-curvature equation in general dimensions did not receive much attention until the basic difficulty of the lack of maximum principle is understood. In this talk, I will outline the recent progress about this equation, dealing with the sign of the Green's function, positivity of mass, and the solutions to the Q-curvature equations.