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We study local rigidity and multiplicity of constant scalar curvature metrics in arbitrary products of compact manifolds. Using (equivariant) bifurcation theory we determine the existence of infinitely many metrics that are accumulation points of pairwise non homothetic solutions of the Yamabe problem. Using local rigidity and some compactness results for solutions of the Yamabe problem, we also exhibit new examples of conformal classes (with positive Yamabe constant) for which uniqueness holds.

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Let (V,g) and (W,h) be compact Riemannian manifolds of dimension at least 3. We derive a lower bound for the conformal Yamabe constant of the product manifold (V x W, g+h) in terms of the conformal Yamabe constants of (V,g) and (W,h).

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We compute the Yamabe invariant for a class of symplectic 4-manifolds of general type obtained by taking the rational blowdown of Kahler surfaces. In particular, for any point on the half-Noether line we exhibit a simply connected minimal symplectic manifold for which we compute the Yamabe invariant.

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This paper concerns a fully nonlinear version of the Yamabe problem on manifolds with boundary. We establish some existence results and estimates of solutions.

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Let $(\Sigma_1,g_1)$ and $(\Sigma_2,g_2)$ be connected, complete and orientable Riemannian two manifolds. Consider the two canonical K\"ahler structures $(G^{\epsilon},J,\Omega^{\epsilon})$ on the product 4-manifold $\Sigma_1\times\Sigma_2$ given by $ G^{\epsilon}=g_1\oplus \epsilon g_2$, $\epsilon=\pm 1$ and $J$ is the canonical product complex structure. Thus for $\epsilon=1$ the K\"ahler metric $G^+$ is Riemannian while for $\epsilon=-1$, $G^-$ is of neutral signature. We show that the metric $G^{\epsilon}$ is locally conformally flat iff the Gauss curvatures $\kappa(g_1)$ and $\kappa(g_2)$ are both constants satisfying $\kappa(g_1)=-\epsilon\kappa(g_2)$. We also give conditions on the Gauss curvatures for which every $G^{\epsilon}$-minimal Lagrangian surface is the product $\gamma_1\times\gamma_2\subset\Sigma_1\times\Sigma_2$, where $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ are geodesics of $(\Sigma_1,g_1)$ and $(\Sigma_2,g_2)$, respectively. Finally, we explore the Hamiltonian stability of projected rank one Hamiltonian $G^{\epsilon}$-minimal surfaces.

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In this paper, we prove a classification theorem for the stable compact minimal submanifolds of the Riemannian product of an $m_1$-dimensional ($m_1\geq3$) hypersurface $M_1$ in the Euclidean space and any Riemannian manifold $M_2$, when the sectional curvature $K_{M_1}$ of $M_1$ satisfies $\frac{1}{\sqrt{m_1-1}}\leq K_{M_1}\leq 1.$ This gives a generalization to the results of F. Torralbo and F. Urbano [9], where they obtained a classification theorem for the stable minimal submanifolds of the Riemannian product of a sphere and any Riemannian manifold. In particular, when the ambient space is an $m$-dimensional ($m\geq3$) complete hypersurface $M$ in the Euclidean space, if the sectional curvature $K_{M}$ of $M$ satisfies $\frac{1}{\sqrt{m+1}}\leq K_{M}\leq 1$, then we conclude that there exist no stable compact minimal submanifolds in $M$.

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In this article we give a brief survey on a Yamabe-type problem on manifolds with boundary. Given a compact manifold (Mn, g), with nonempty boundary, the problem consists in finding a conformal metric of zero scalar curvature and constant mean curvature on the boundary

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In this paper we establish existence and compactness of solutions to a general fully nonlinear version of the Yamabe problem on locally conformally flat Riemannian manifolds with umbilic boundary.

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We prove several facts about the Yamabe constant of Riemannian metrics on general noncompact manifolds and about S. Kim's closely related "Yamabe constant at infinity". In particular we show that the Yamabe constant depends continuously on the Riemannian metric with respect to the fine C^2-topology, and that the Yamabe constant at infinity is even locally constant with respect to this topology. We also discuss to which extent the Yamabe constant is continuous with respect to coarser topologies on the space of Riemannian metrics.

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We study a particular class of open manifolds. In the category of Riemannian manifolds these are complete manifolds with cylindrical ends. We give a natural setting for the conformal geometry on such manifolds including an appropriate notion of the cylindrical Yamabe constant/invariant. This leads to a corresponding version of the Yamabe problem on cylindrical manifolds. We affirmatively solve this Yamabe problem: we prove the existence of minimizing metrics and analyze their singularities near infinity. These singularities turn out to be of very particular type: either almost conical or almost cusp singularities. We describe the supremum case, i.e. when the cylindrical Yamabe constant is equal to the Yamabe invariant of the sphere. We prove that in this case such a cylindrical manifold coincides conformally with the standard sphere punctured at a finite number of points. In the course of studying the supremum case, we establish a Positive Mass Theorem for specific asymptotically flat manifolds with two almost conical singularities. As a by-product, we revisit known results on surgery and the Yamabe invariant. Key words: manifolds with cylindrical ends, Yamabe constant/invariant, Yamabe problem, conical metric singularities, cusp metric singularities, Positive Mass Theorem, surgery and Yamabe invariant.