## Geometric PDE - Variational techniques for the prescribed Q-curvature equation

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After recalling the definition of *Q*-curvature and some applications, we will address the question of prescribing it through a conformal deformation of the metric. We will address some compactness issues, treated via blow-up analysis, and then study the problem, which has variational structure, using a Morse-theoretical approach.