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FIELD Math:Geometry
DATE February 17 (Thu), 2022
TIME 17:00-18:00
PLACE Online
SPEAKER Chan, Hardy
HOST Shin, Jinwoo
INSTITUTE Instituto de Ciencias Matem?ticas
TITLE Local and nonlocal ODEs in the singular fractional Yamabe problem
ABSTRACT In conformal geometry, the Yamabe problem asks for Yamabe metrics, or conformal metrics of constant scalar curvature. In search of singular Yamabe metrics, one is led to the study of the Lane-Emden equation with a Sobolev-subcritical (or -critical) exponent that depends on the dimension of the singularity. The radial profile, which solves a classical ODE, is well-understood.

One could pose the same problem concerning the fractional curvature, a general notion that includes the scalar curvature, the curvatures associated with Paneitz and GJMS operators, as well as those with non-integer order. For the investigation of the corresponding radial profile, we discuss the development of the nonlocal ODE theory. Apart from the localizing Caffarelli-Silvestre extension, we show that nonlocal ODE can also be understood as a coupled infinite system of second order ODEs. Finally, we also mention a simple while surprising transformation that reduces the nonlocal ODE into almost a scalar first order ODE.
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