Q-curvature, A partial survey and recent Development

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Keller 3-180
Sun-Yung Chang (Princeton University)
In around 1970, Louis Nirenberg proposed the problem of Prescribing Gaussian
curvature on the sphere. The question has led to one of the most active
and exciting research field in geometric analysis. In this talk, we will
discuss an extension of this question to Q-curvature, which on manifolds
of dimension four, is a natural analogue of the Gaussian curvature
on compact surfaces. We will cover some of the analytic and geometric aspects
and some most recent development in this research field.
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