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Conformal Operators on Weighted Forms; Their Decomposition and Null Space on Einstein Manifolds.

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Annales Henri Poincaré
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Faculty of Science

Field General mathematics
Keywords conformal geometry - powers of the Laplacian - GJMS operators - decomposition - null space - Einstein manifold
Description There is a class of Laplacian like conformally invariant differential operators on differential forms $L^l_k$ which may be considered as the generalisation to differential forms of the conformally invariant powers of the Laplacian known as the Paneitz and GJMS operators. On conformally Einstein manifolds we give explicit formulae for these as factored polynomials in second-order differential operators. In the case that the manifold is not Ricci flat we use this to provide a direct sum decomposition of the null space of the $L^l_k$ in terms of the null spaces of mutually commuting second-order factors.
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