A counterexample to uniqueness and regularity for harmonic maps between hyperbolic spaces
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- Economakis, M. J Geom Anal (1993) 3: 27. doi:10.1007/BF02921328
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We construct a harmonic diffeomorphism from the Poincaré ballHn=1 to itself, whose boundary value is the identity on the sphereSn, and which is singular at a boundary point, as follows: The harmonic map equations between the corresponding upper-half-space models reduce to a nonlinear o.d.e. in the transverse direction, for which we prove the existence of a solution on the whole R+ that grows exponentially near infinity and has an expansion near zero. A conjugation by the inversion brings the singularity at the origin, and a conjugation by the Cayley transform and an isometry of the ball moves the singularity at any point on the sphere.