Elsevier, Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications, 8(70), p. 2870-2881
To study the problem of the assigned Gauss curvature with conical singularities on Riemannian manifolds, we consider the Liouville equation with a single Dirac measure on the two-dimensional sphere. By a stereographic projection, we reduce the problem to a Liouville equation on the Euclidean plane. We prove new multiplicity results for bounded radial solutions, which improve on earlier results of C.-S. Lin and his collaborators. Based on numerical computations, we also present various conjectures on the number of unbounded solutions. Using symmetries, some multiplicity results for non-radial solutions are also stated.