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Weak $H^1$-limit of “almost conformal” maps

Let us consider a sequence of maps $\phi_n : (M, g) \to \mathbb{R}^k$, where $M$ is a surface. Let $\phi_n \to \phi$ weakly in the sense of $H^1$-norm, and let $\phi$ be non-trivial. Let $\mathcal{H}$ ...
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Does $S^n\times H^k$ have non-isometric conformal transformations?

Question: Consider the product Riemannian manifold $(M,g)=(S^n\times H^k,g_{round}\oplus g_{hyp})$ of a round sphere $(S^n,g_{round})$ of curvature $1$ and hyperbolic space $(H^k,g_{hyp})$ of ...
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$2-$conformal vector fields on Riemannian manifolds

A vector field $\zeta$ is conformal on a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ if $$\mathcal L_\zeta g=\rho g$$These vector fields have a well known geometrical interpretation. The flow of a conformal vector ...
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conformal deformation with fixed boundaries

For a flat plane with certain boundary, e.g., a rectangular patch, is it possible to conformally displace or deform such patch to a curved bump with exact same boundary? In this thesis, Dr. Keenan ...
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Classification of open subset of $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ [closed]

There is a theorem which gives a classification of connected open sets of $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Unfortunately, I don't remember the correct statement, but it looks like this Theorem ? Let ...
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A conformal mapping onto a region bounded by convex contours (Ahlfors)

I want to solve the following exercise (from Ahlfors' text, page 261). I've tried posting it on MSE, and placed a generous bounty, but I couldn't get any answers there. *3. Using Ex. 2, show that ...
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Factorization of conformal maps between annuli

Consider two doubly-connected open subsets $A$ and $A'$ of the Riemann sphere. We assume these two domains to be of same modulus (the moduli space being one real parameter), i.e. we assume that there ...
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Equivalence of Harmonic Maps and Conformal Maps on Genus-0 closed surfaces

By the uniformization theorem, for every genus-0 closed surface $\mathcal{M}\subset\mathbb{R}^3$, there is a conformal map $f:\mathcal{M}\rightarrow \mathbb{S}^2$. Furthermore consider the Dirichlet ...
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Explanation that Twistor Space of $S^4$ is $\mathbb{C}P^3$?

I am attempting to read Atiyah's paper on self-duality in four-dimensional Riemannian geometry, and I came across the following basic example: Let $S_-$ be the $SU(2)$-bundle of anti-self dual ...
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A Generalization of the Ahlfors function to have varying degrees?

It's a classical result of Ahlfors that, for any sufficiently nice n-connected domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb C$ there is a holomorphic branched covering $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb D$ to the disk ...
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When is the boundary of an open planar set a Jordan curve?

Is the boundary of an open, regular, bounded, path-connected, and simply connected set a Jordan curve? Trying to find weakest condition on an open bounded set to apply Carathéodory's theorem. My ...
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What are Euler density and Weyl invariants?

I would like to know as to what is the definition and significance of what are called "Euler density" and "Weyl invariants" (of weight $-d$ on a $d-$manifold) Do many (which?) of them vanish when ...
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Poisson Kernel and Triangles

The Poisson Kernel is an approximation to the identity, meaning $P_r(\theta) \approx \delta(\theta)$; here is the formula on $\mathbb{D}$: $$ P_r(\theta) = \sum_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} r^{|n|} ...
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Continuous extension of Riemann maps and the Caratheodory-Torhorst Theorem

If $G\subsetneq\mathbb{C}$ is a simply-connected plane domain, then by the Riemann mapping theorem there is a conformal isomorphism $\newcommand{\D}{\mathbb{D}}\varphi:\D\to G$, where $\D$ is the unit ...
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What are “minimal lines” in complex geometry?

Schwarz reflection across a real analytic arc $C$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is usually defined analytically. Thinking of the arc as the image of an interval in $\mathbb{R}$ under an invertible holomorphic map ...
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Conformal map and Jordan curve

Here is my question : Suppose you have a simple (analytic) closed curve $\gamma$ in an open simply connected domain $\Omega \neq \mathbb{C}$. Does there exist a conformal bijection $f : \Omega ...
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Non-bijective conformal maps between annuli

I need to answer the following question, hopefully in the negative. Question: Does there exist a conformal map $f$ of degree $1$ from the annulus $\{1<|z|<R\}$ to the punctured disk ...
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Extremal length of graphs in surfaces

Given a surface $\Sigma$ with conformal structure $\omega$, the extremal length of a homotopy class $\gamma$ of curves in $\Sigma$ is defined to be $$ \sup_{g \in \omega} ...
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Conformal Welding Reference

I'm looking for a reference for the following fact: given two Riemann surfaces and an identification of their boundaries, once I topologically glue the surfaces together there exists a unique ...
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Extension of conformal map and annulus

My question is the following : suppose you have a doubly-connected open set $\Omega \subset \mathbb{C}$, that is a domain bounded by 2 non-intersecting circles $C_1$ (the interior) and $C_2$ (the ...
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Control of the metric in isothermal coordinates

Suppose you have a riemannian surface $(\Sigma,g)$, and an open simply-connected set $U \subset \Sigma$. You know that you can find isothermal coordinates - that is a map $\varphi : U \rightarrow D$ ...
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Is the Poincaré metric continuous with respect to the domain?

Suppose $K \subset \mathbb{C}$ is a Cantor set and let $u:\mathbb{C} \setminus K \to \mathbb{R}$ be the maximal smooth function such that the conformal metric $e^{2u}(\mathrm{d}x^2 + \mathrm{d}y^2)$ ...
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Conformal-symplectic geometry ?

I think in priciple it's possible to consider a theory of "conformal-symplectic manifolds", in an analogous fashion as the usual conformal geometry. To spell out the spontaneous definitions: say ...
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The Tangent Bundle of the Space of CR Structures on S^(2n+1)

Let $M$ be a smooth compact $n$-manifold without boundary, $g$ some choice of Riemannian metric on $M$, and $\omega_g$ the volume form gotten from $g$. Say you're interested in finding extrema for ...
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A question on the twistor space of a manifold

Let $M$ be either (a) self-dual conformal 4-manifold, or (b) hypercomplex $4n$-manifold. In either case one can construct the twistor space $Z$ (in the case (b) $Z=\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1\times M$ as a ...
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Complex function for mapping a circle to a superellipse

I was wondering if anyone knows an analytic complex function that would map a circle to a superellipse, or vice versa. Any ideas, comments, or functions are much appreciated! Thanks, Kayvan
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How large can you draw an island on a map?

A cartographer friend asked me this question: could you classify (shapes of) islands by how much space they occupy on a map (comparatively to how much space is occupied by water) if you draw them as ...
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Bi-Lipschitz classification of germs of conformal metrics at a singularity

First let me introduce some definitions. By a germ of conformal metrics at a singularity, or simply a germ, I mean a conformal Riemannian metric $g$ defined on a punctured neighborhood $U$ of $0$ in ...
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Ricci flow and conformal classes

Is it true that the conformal class of the metric is preserved under Ricci flow? I have seen it mentioned in an answer on this site. Is there an easy argument? (This question was asked on MSE but it ...
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On the conformal removability of Jordan curves

We say that a compact subset $E$ of the Riemann sphere $\mathbb{C}_\infty$ is (conformally) removable if every homeomorphism of $\mathbb{C}_\infty$ conformal outside $E$ is actually conformal ...
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Global conformal equivalence of two regions of Minkowski spacetime

I am wondering whether the region $H:=\{(t,x):x^2−t^2<1\}$ of $(1+1)$-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, equipped with the restriction $g_H$ of the standard Minkowski metric $g=−\mathrm{d} t\otimes ...
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The necessary and sufficient condition for $\textbf{global}$ conformal flatness of a n-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold

There is a theorem : 1) 2-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold must be local conformal flat; 2) 3-dim (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold is local conformal flat iff the Cotton tensor vanishes. 3) n-dim (n>3) ...
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Green's function for *GJMS* operator

Consider a Riemannian manifold $(M^n, g)$ of dimension $n$ with a metric $g$. We assume $M$ to be closed (compact without boundary). Let's not assume any hypothesis on the Yamabe invariant of the ...
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How far do conjugated Mobius transforms move points?

I start with an automorphism $f$ of the complex unit disc $S^1 = \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| \leq 1\}$. I assume that such a map is given by a Mobius transform, namely $$ f(z) = \frac{z - ...
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Holomorphic maps on $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ (for n not necessarily even)

Edit according to the comment of user36931 I remove the "motivation" from the previous version and I add an statement to the first question We consider the following two classes of smooth maps on ...
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In what condition is a conformal flat manifold flat?

$g^{\mu\nu}(x)=\Omega^{2}(x)g'^{\mu\nu}(x)$ is a conformal transformation. If $g'^{\mu\nu}$ is flat, what kind of $\Omega(x)$ is choosed can make $g^{\mu\nu}$ flat. We can think about any dimension ...
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What's the height of the capped hyperbolic pants?

Consider a hyperbolic pair of pants with totally-geodesic boundaries of lengths $l_1,l_2,l_3$. Cap off boundary 1 with a conformal disk. The result is a conformal cylinder, which has a unique flat ...
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Change of coordinates for Teichmüller space of the 4-holed sphere

The diagram below indicates 2 ways to use Fenchel-Nielsen coordinates to parameterize the Teichmüller space of conformal structures on the 4-holed sphere with totally-geodesic boundary, corresponding ...
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Coordinates for Teichmuller space for compact conformal surfaces

Fenchel-Nielsen coordinates give a coordinatization of Teichmuller space for compact conformal surfaces admitting a pants decomposition. But not all compact conformal surfaces (possibly with boundary, ...
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Does the concept of connective constant make sense for any tiling of the plane?

First let me define what is the "connective constant" of a two dimensional lattice. Let $c_{n}$ denote the number of $n$ step self-avoiding walks starting from a fixed origin point in the lattice. ...
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Why do holomorphic maps increase extremal length?

Let $\mathcal{L}$ denote extremal length. The following theorem appears in http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0505191. Theorem Let $U$ and $V$ be Riemann surfaces, and let $f:U\rightarrow V$ be a holomorphic ...
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hayman's result for $ A^2(D) $

Consider injective homolomorphic functions $f:\mathbb D\to \mathbb C$ on the unit disk $|z|\leq 1$, normalized by the conditions $f(0)=0$ and $f'(0)=1$. Thus for $|z|\leq 1$ we have $ ...
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Inverse “Riemann mapping” [closed]

The Riemann mapping theorem states, that any simply connected domain $U \subset \mathbb C$ can be conformally mapped to the open unit disk $D$. I.e. there is a Diffeomorphism $\Psi: D \to U$ such that ...
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Two different forms of Schwarz-Christoffel-Mapping of unit disk to rectangle. Are they identical?

I found two different equations for the Schwarz-Christoffel-mapping of a unit disk to a rectangle (which are the general form of the SC-mapping, I guess). The first, e.g. from Link, page 20, is ...
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Proof of the general expression for anomaly in a CFT and its partition function

I think the statement is that for any dimensional CFT the following is true, $$\langle T^{\mu}_\mu \rangle = \sum B_n I_n - 2(-1)^{d/2}AE_d,$$ where $E_d$ is the `"Euler density" and $I_n$ are ...
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Can one use Brownian motion to prove that two manifolds are not conformally equivalent?

Let me start by a very simple example; consider the following question: "Let D1 be a square and D2 a rectangle (boundary included). View them as subsets of the complex plane. Does there exist a ...
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Global conformally flat coordinates

I know that for a 2D manifold there can allways be found a local chart such that the metric is conformally flat. Is it possible globally? If the manifold is simply connected, like a disk, does it make ...
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Conformal Finsler metrics

Given a Finsler metric $F$ on a compact boudaryless manifold $M$ and $\sigma : M \longrightarrow \mathrm{R}$ a $C^2$ strictly positive function, define a new Finsler metric by $\tilde{F}=\sigma F.$ ...
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How unique is a conformal compactification?

I'm trying to understand the term "conformal compactification" which is often used in physics. I reckon that most places take this to mean a (sometimes specific) compact conformal completion. That is, ...