Luca Battaglia

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Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs (12)

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We consider the following system of Liouville equations: $$\left\{\begin{array}{ll}-\Delta u_1=2e^{u_1}+\mu e^{u_2}&\text{in }\mathbb R^2\\-\Delta u_2=\mu e^{u_1}+2e^{u_2}&\text{in }\mathbb R^2\\\int_{\mathbb R^2}e^{u_1}<+\infty,\int_{\mathbb R^2}e^{u_2}<+\infty\end{array}\right.$$ We show existence of at least $n-\left[\frac{n}3\right]$ global branches of nonradial solutions bifurcating from $u_1(x)=u_2(x)=U(x)=\log\frac{64}{(2+\mu)\left(8+|x|^2\right)^2}$ at the values $\mu=-2\frac{n^2+n-2}{n^2+n+2}$ for any $n\in\mathbb N$. Read More

We discuss the existence of ground state solutions for the Choquard equation $$-\Delta u=(I_\alpha*F(u))F'(u)\quad\quad\quad\text{in }\mathbb R^N.$$ We prove the existence of solutions under general hypotheses, investigating in particular the case of a homogeneous nonlinearity $F(u)=\frac{|u|^p}p$. The cases $N=2$ and $N\ge3$ are treated differently in some steps. Read More

We consider generic 2 x 2 singular Liouville systems on a smooth bounded domain in the plane having some symmetry with respect to the origin. We construct a family of solutions to which blow-up at the origin and whose local mass at the origin is a given quantity depending on the parameters of the system. We can get either finitely many possible blow-up values of the local mass or infinitely many. Read More

We prove the existence of a nontrivial groundstate solution for the class of nonlinear Choquard equation $$ -\Delta u+u=(I_\alpha*F(u))F'(u)\qquad\text{in }\mathbb{R}^2, $$ where $I_\alpha$ is the Riesz potential of order $\alpha$ on the plane $\mathbb{R}^2$ under general nontriviality, growth and subcriticality on the nonlinearity $F \in C^1 (\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$. Read More

We consider the B2 and G2 Toda systems on compact surfaces. We attack the problem using variational techniques. We get existence and multiplicity of solutions under a topological assumption on the surface and some generic conditions on the parameters. Read More

We consider the SU(3) Toda system on a compact surface. We give both existence and non-existence results under some conditions on the parameters. Existence results are obtained using variational methods, which involve a geometric inequality of new type; non-existence results are obtained using blow-up analysis and localized Pohozaev identities. Read More

In this note, we consider blow-up for solutions of the SU(3) Toda system on a compact surface \Sigma. In particular, we give a complete proof of the compactness result stated by Jost, Lin and Wang and we extend it to the case of singularities. This is a necessary tool to find solutions through variational methods. Read More

In this paper we prove a Moser-Trudinger inequality for the Euler-Lagrange functional of a general singular Liouville system. We characterize the values of the parameters which yield coercivity for the functional and we give necessary conditions for boundedness from below. We also provide a sharp inequality under some assumptions on the coefficients of the system. Read More

We consider the Toda system on a compact surface. We give existence and multiplicity results, using variational and Morse-theoretical methods. It is the first existence result when some of the coefficients of the singularities are allowed to be negative. Read More

In this paper we prove a sharp version of the Moser-Trudinger inequality for the Euler-Lagrange functional of a singular Toda system, motivated by the study of models in Chern-Simons theory. Our result extends those for the scalar case, as well as for the regular Toda system. We expect this inequality to be a basic tool to attack variationally the existence problem under general assumptions. Read More

We extend the Moser-Trudinger inequality to any Euclidean domain satisfying Poincar\'e's inequality. We find out that the same equivalence does not hold in general for conformal metrics on the unit ball, showing counterexamples. We also study the existence of extremals for the Moser-Trudinger inequalities for unbounded domains, proving it for the infinite planar strip. Read More

In this paper we consider the Toda system of equations on a compact surface, which is motivated by the study of models in non-abelian Chern-Simons theory. We prove a general existence result using variational methods. The same analysis applies to a mean field equation which arises in fluid dynamics. Read More