Antithesis of the Stokes Paradox on the Hyperbolic Plane

Chi Hin Chan*, Magdalena Czubak

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We show there exists a nontrivial H01 solution to the steady Stokes equation on the 2D exterior domain in the hyperbolic plane. Hence we show there is no Stokes paradox in the hyperbolic setting. In fact, the solution we construct satisfies both the no-slip boundary condition and vanishing at infinity. This means that the solution is in some sense actually a paradoxical solution since the fluid is moving without having any physical cause to move. We also show the existence of a nontrivial solution to the steady Navier–Stokes equation in the same setting, whereas the analogous problem is open in the Euclidean case.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Geometric Analysis
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Exterior domain
  • Hyperbolic plane
  • Navier–Stokes
  • Obstacle
  • Stokes paradox

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