A scalar curvature flow in low dimensions

Research paper by Martin Mayer

Indexed on: 02 Sep '15Published on: 02 Sep '15Published in: Mathematics - Differential Geometry


Let $(M^{n},g_{0})$ be a $n=3,4,5$ dimensional, closed Riemannian manifold of positive Yamabe invariant. For a smooth function $K>0$ on $M$ we consider a scalar curvature flow, that tends to prescribe $K$ as the scalar curvature of a metric $g$ conformal to $g_{0}$. We show global existence and in case $M$ is not conformally equivalent to the standard sphere smooth flow convergence and solubility of the prescribed scalar curvature problem under suitable conditions on $K$.