The higher order Yamabe problem is to find a conformal metric on an n-dimensional
compact Riemannian manifold with constant k - curvature, k = 2,3...n.
Here the k-curvature is defined as the k-th elementary symmetric function of the
eigenvalues of the Schouten tensor, with respect to the metric. We present recent work,
in collaboration with Wei-min Sheng and Xu-jia Wang on the solution of this problem
and related issues such as the compactness of the solution set.
November 19th, Wednesday, 5:00-6:00 pm
Tea will be served at 4:30pm