00725nas a2200097 4500008004300000245008100043210006900124520037600193100002200569856003600591 2008 en_Ud 00aTopological methods for an elliptic equation with exponential nonlinearities0 aTopological methods for an elliptic equation with exponential no3 aWe consider a class of variational equations with exponential nonlinearities on compact surfaces. From considerations involving the Moser-Trudinger inequality, we characterize some sublevels of the Euler-Lagrange functional in terms of the topology of the surface and of the data of the equation. This is used together with a min-max argument to obtain existence results.1 aMalchiodi, Andrea uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2594