Capacity, quasi-local mass, and singular fill-ins

Christos Mantoulidis, Pengzi Miao, Luen Fai Tam

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We derive new inequalities between the boundary capacity of an asymptotically flat 3-manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature and boundary quantities that relate to quasi-local mass; one relates to Brown-York mass and the other is new. We argue by recasting the setup to the study of mean-convex fill-ins with nonnegative scalar curvature and, in the process, we consider fill-ins with singular metrics, which may have independent interest. Among other things, our work yields new variational characterizations of Riemannian Schwarzschild manifolds and new comparison results for surfaces in them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-92
Number of pages38
JournalJournal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik
Issue number768
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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