We present a new approach to study the symmetry of minimizers for a large class of nonlocal variational problems. This approach which generalizes the Reflection method is based on the existence of some integral identities. We study the identities that lead to symmetry results, the functionals that can be considered and the function spaces that can be used. Then we use our method to prove the symmetry of minimizers for a class of variational problems involving the fractional powers of Laplacian, for the generalized Choquard functional and for the standing waves of the Davey-Stewartson equation. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Lopes, O., & Mariş, M. (2008). Symmetry of minimizers for some nonlocal variational problems. Journal of Functional Analysis, 254(2), 535–592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfa.2007.10.004