JOINT ANALYSIS SEMINAR

4/18/2005

Paschalis Karageorgis
Northwestern University

Existence of solutions to the nonlinear wave equation with an inverse-square potential

Focusing on the nonlinear wave equation with an inverse-square potential, we address the existence of solutions under assumptions which are optimal in some sense. In particular, the well-known theorem of Fritz John for a zero potential is shown to hold for potentials which are not necessarily small or positive.