We establish sharp Sobolev inequalities of order four on Euclidean $d$-balls for $d$ greater than or equal to four. When $d=4$, our inequality generalizes the classical second order Lebedev-Milin inequality on Euclidean $2$-balls. Our method relies on the use of scattering theory on hyperbolic $d$-balls. As an application, we charcaterize the extremals of the main term in the log-determinant formula corresponding to the conformal Laplacian coupled with the boundary Robin operator on Euclidean $4$-balls. This is joint work with Alice Chang.
- Partial Differential Equations Seminar