Local flexibility for open partial differential relations

11 February 2019
Bernhard Hanke

In his famous book on partial differential relations Gromov formulates an exercise concerning local deformations of solutions to open partial differential relations. We will explain the content of this fundamental assertion and sketch a proof. 

In the sequel we will apply this to extend local deformations of closed $G_2$ structures, and to construct 
$C^{1,1}$-Riemannian metrics which are positively curved "almost everywhere" on arbitrary manifolds. 

This is joint work with Christian Bär (Potsdam).