Mathematical Research Letters

Volume 14 (2007)

Number 3

On the integral systems related to Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequality

Pages: 373 – 383



Fengbo Hang (Princeton University)


We prove all the maximizers of the sharp Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequality are smooth. More generally, we show all the nonnegative critical functions are smooth, radial with respect to some points and strictly decreasing in the radial direction. In particular, we resolve all the cases left open by previous works of Chen, Li and Ou on the corresponding integral systems.

Published 1 January 2007