Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

F. Nobili - I. Y. Violo

Stability of Sobolev inequalities on Riemannian manifolds with Ricci curvature lower bounds

created by nobili on 04 Oct 2022



Inserted: 4 oct 2022

Year: 2022

ArXiv: 2210.00636 PDF


We study the qualitative stability of two classes of Sobolev inequalities on Riemannian manifolds. In the case of positive Ricci curvature, we prove that an almost extremal function for the sharp Sobolev inequality is close to an extremal function of the round sphere. In the setting of non-negative Ricci curvature and Euclidean volume growth, we show an analogous result in comparison with the extremal functions in the Euclidean Sobolev inequality. As an application, we deduce a stability result for minimizing Yamabe metrics. The arguments rely on a generalized Lions' concentration compactness on varying spaces and on rigidity results of Sobolev inequalities on singular spaces.