The Yamabe problem on Lorentzian manifolds

18.01.2018, 16:15  –  Haus 9, Raum 1.10
Forschungsseminar Differentialgeometrie

Viktoria Rothe

We will consider the Yamabe Problem on globally hyperbolic spatially compact Lorentzian manifolds (M,g) of dimension 4: Given a Lorentzian metric g on M, find a metric conformal to g with constant scalar curvature. This is equivalent to finding a smooth global solution to a certain semilinear wave equation. In the case of a standard static spacetime, it is well known that for a given negative constant scalar curvature there does not exist a smooth global solution if f.e. the scalar curvature of (M,g) is positive. We want to prove that in this case there still exists a global H^2-solution of this semilinear equation. 

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