Conformally flat manifolds, Kleinian groups and scalar curvature

Richard Schoen Shing-Tung Yau

Differential Geometry mathscidoc:1912.43467

Inventiones mathematicae, 92, (1), 47-71, 1988.2
One of the natural generalizations of conformal structure on a two dimensional surface is a conformally flat structure on an n-manifold. In higher dimensions, not every manifold admits such a structure and it is a difficult problem to give a good classification of conformally flat manifolds. Recall that conformally flat Riemannian manifolds are manifolds whose metrics are locally conformally equivalent to the Euclidean metric. Kuiper [Kul, Ku2] was the first to study the global properties of these manifolds. He classified those compact conformally flat manifolds with abelian fundamental group. For dimensions greater than two, the Liouville theorem tells us that the conformal transformations of S" are determined locally and are given by M6bius transformations. Hence by a standard monodromy argument, a simply connected conformally flat manifold (with dimension> 3) has a conformal immersion into S" which is unique up to
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  title={Conformally flat manifolds, Kleinian groups and scalar curvature},
  author={Richard Schoen, and Shing-Tung Yau},
  booktitle={Inventiones mathematicae},
Richard Schoen, and Shing-Tung Yau. Conformally flat manifolds, Kleinian groups and scalar curvature. 1988. Vol. 92. In Inventiones mathematicae. pp.47-71.
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