Index-energy estimates for Yang-Mills connections and Einstein metrics

14 Jan 2019  ·  Gursky Matthew J., Kelleher Casey Lynn, Streets Jeffrey ·

We prove a conformally invariant estimate for the index of Schr\"odinger operators acting on vector bundles over four-manifolds, related to the classical Cwikel-Lieb-Rozenblum estimate. Applied to Yang-Mills connections we obtain a bound for the index in terms of its energy which is conformally invariant, and captures the sharp growth rate... Furthermore we derive an index estimate for Einstein metrics in terms of the topology and the Einstein-Hilbert energy. Lastly we derive conformally invariant estimates for the Betti numbers of an oriented four-manifold with positive scalar curvature. read more

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