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Blow-up analysis of a nonlocal Liouville-type equation

Martinazzi, Luca and Riviere, Tristan and Da Lio, Francesca. (2015) Blow-up analysis of a nonlocal Liouville-type equation.

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Abstract

In this paper we establish an equivalence between the Nirenberg problem on the circle and the boundary of holomorphic immersions of the disk into the plane. More precisely we study the following nonlocal Liouville-type equation
\[
(1) (-\Delta)^{1/2} u = \kappa e^u - 1 in S^1
\]
where $(-\Delta)^{1/2}$ stands for the fractional Laplacian and $\kappa$ is a bounded function. The equation (1) can actually be interpreted as the prescribed curvature equation to a curve in conformal parametrization. Thanks to this geometric interpretation we perform a subtle blow-up and quantization analysis of (1). We also show a relation between equation (1) and the analogous equation in $\mathbb{R}$
\[
(2) (-\Delta)^{1/2} u = K e^u in \mathbb{R},
\]
with K bounded on $\mathbb{R}$.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Mathematik und Informatik > Ehemalige Einheiten Mathematik & Informatik > Analysis (Martinazzi)
12 Special Collections > Preprints Fachbereich Mathematik
UniBasel Contributors:Martinazzi, Luca
Item Type:Preprint
Publisher:Universität Basel
Language:English
Last Modified:12 May 2019 21:14
Deposited On:28 Mar 2019 09:51

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