Variaational Aspects of Liouville Equations and Systems on Compact Surfaces

Dr. Aleks Jevnikar, The University of Rome 

A class of Liouville equations and systems on compact surfaces is considered: we focus on the Toda system which is motivated in mathematical physics by the study of models in non-abelian Chern-Simons theory and in geometry in the description of holomorphic curves in complex analysis.

We discuss its variational aspects which yield existence results.

Friday, March 31

4:00PM-5:00PM

FLN 4.01.20