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### What is the obstruction to the existence of a global Kahler potential?

It is a well-know fact that if $(X,\omega)$ is Kahler then about every point $x \in X$ there exists a neighbourhood $U$ and a function $K \in C^{\infty}(U,\mathbb{R})$ such that $\omega|_U = i\partial ...

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### Alexandrov-Fenchel inequality for sets of positive reach

If $E$ is a convex subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with $|E| = |B_1|$, then one consequence of the classical Alexandrov-Fenchel inequalities from convex geometry is that
$$\int_{\partial E} H_{\partial E} ...

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### Equations of the form $((\Delta)^{2}+\lambda\Delta+\gamma)(f)=0$

Here is the problem: I am trying to figure out if there is a non-zero solution for the system of equations:
$(\Delta^{k-1}+a)(d^{\ast}\eta)=2d^{\ast}d\xi$
$(\Delta^{k}+b)(d\xi)=2dd^{\ast}\eta$
for ...

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### Unique Kahler-Einstein metric $g$ with $\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=-g$ when first Chern class $C_1(M)<0$: $\mathrm{Ricc}(h)=-g\,\Rightarrow\,h=cg$ for $c>0$?

On a compact Kahler manifold, let $g$ be the unique Kahler-Einstein metric with $\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=-g$, proved to exist by Yau and Aubin when the first Chern class $C_1(M)<0$.
Question: Does $g$ ...

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### A question on a result of Colin de Verdiere

Consider a compact connected surface $M$ of some genus $\gamma \geq 2$. A particular case of a famous result of Colin de Verdiere (see here) says that if we fix $\gamma$ and select a finite sequence ...

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### Eikonal equation and double null coordinates

I"m trying to understand the exact/technical link between the Eikonal equation and a double-null form of the metric (if such a direct link even exists). R. Wald, in his "General Relativity", doesn't ...

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### Attainability of Global Optima In Optimal Control

Given a manifold $M$ and a set of smooth functions of one real variable $\mathcal{A}$ and a 'control system' type first order differential equation:
$\frac{d x(t)}{dt} = F(x,u)$
one can consider the ...

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### Faster (than normal) convergence of the normalized Ricci flow on surfaces

Consider a compact surface $M$ of genus $\gamma > 1$ (I am using the more usual letter "$g$" to denote metric), and the normalized Ricci flow on it. It is known that at time $t$, the scalar ...

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### The jump set of $SBV$ function over a hyper surface

Assume $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ is open bounded, smooth boundary. Also assume $S\subset \Omega$ is a smooth hyper surface such that $0<\mathcal H^{N-1}(S)<+\infty$.
Now, given a positive ...

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### What subdomains of $\mathbb{R}^2$ are diffeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}^2_+$ via rational functions?

For what subdomains $D \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ does there exist a rational diffeomorphism $h:D \to \mathbb{R}^2_+$, such that its inverse is also a rational function? (By "rational function" I mean a ...

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### Can we find minimal-diameter metrics without computability?

A beautiful argument by Nabutovsky and Weinberger (see http://math.uchicago.edu/~shmuel/fractal.ps) shows that, if $M$ is any smooth compact manifold of dimension $\ge 5$, then the diameter functional ...

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### comparing Laplacian and gradient of function on boundary

Consider $ E(x)$ some smooth function on $ \Omega$ (some smooth bounded domain in $ R^N$) and suppose $E=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$.
Suppose one knows that there is some $C_1,C_2 \in R$ such that
$ x ...

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### Gauss curvature flow

Let me first start by stating the following wonderfull theorem of Ben Andrews "Gauss curvature flow: the fate of the rolling stones" 1999.
Let $M_0=x_0(M)$ be a compact, smooth, strictly convex ...

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711 views

### When is curvature given by a connection?

Suppose we have a curvature-like tensor $R\in \wedge^2 T^*_p M \otimes T^*_p M \otimes T_p M$ on a manifold $M$, that is $R(X,Y)Z = - R(Y,X)Z$. How does one determine whether or not this is a ...

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234 views

### harmonic extension of a curve by different parametrization

Let us consider a curve $\gamma :S^1 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (or even a planar convex one if it simplifies). Then I look to the harmonic extension to the disc $h:\mathbb{D}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ ...

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### Foliation by Umbilic surfaces

Suppose $(M,g)$ denotes a Riemannian manifold with boundary that is a foliation by Umbilic surfaces. (As an example consider a manifold where the exists a unit parallel vector field) .
Is it ...

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98 views

### A question about curvature for linear connections

Let $M$ be a manifold and $\pi : E \to M$ a rank $n$ vector bundle on $M$. We can define a connection on $E$ in two ways:
We can specify the covariant derivatives $\nabla_X s$ or
We can choose a ...

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vote

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51 views

### change of the residue of meromorphic differential by a covering map.

Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ denote complex algebraic curves, and let
$f : C_1 \rightarrow C_2$ be a non-constant map. Let $x$ be a point on $C_1$ and its ramification degree is $e_x$.
I want to compute the ...

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325 views

### Smoothness of the fourth power of the geodesic distance in a Finsler geometry

The simplest form of Finsler metric is:
$ds (X, dx)=\sqrt[4]{g_{\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta}(X).dx^{\alpha}dx^{\beta}dx^{\gamma}dx^{\delta}}$, where $g_{\alpha, \beta, \gamma, \delta}$ is a fourth ...

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### Hodge-Weil Formula for Quaternionic-Kähler manifold

Let $M$ be a quaternionic-Kähler manifold, with fundamental form $\omega$, and let $L$ be the Lefschetz operator of $\omega$. In the Kähler and, more generally, symplectic cases, there is a mysterious ...

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722 views

### How and why did mathematicians develop spin-manifolds in differential geometry?

First of all, I am neither a physicist nor a mathematician. And I am afraid that mathoverflow is not a suitable place for my question, but having asked similar questions on math SE it is obvious that ...

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### Exponential of approximate quadratic variation of Brownian motion

Let $X_t$ be a Brownian motion or a Brownian Bridge on a (\edit: compact) Riemannian manifold. Let $T>0$ be given.
The question is: Does there exists a constant $C>0$ such that for all ...

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### triviality of Whitney sums of a vector bundle

Let a $3$-dimensional subspace $V$ of $\mathbb{R}^4$ be $$V=\{(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)\in\mathbb{R}^4\mid\sum_{i=1}^4x_i=0\}.$$ The alternating group $A_4$ acts on $V$ by
...

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201 views

### Conformal changes of metric and geodesics

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold. Let us assume that $X$ denotes a vector field in this manifold and consider the integral curves of this vector field.
Does there exist a conformal factor $c$ ...

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### Weil Petersson metric on moduli space of Calabi Yau manifolds

Let $f:(X,D)\to Y$ be a holomorphic fibre space where $D$ is divisor with conic singularities and let fibres $(X_s,D_s)$ are log Calabi-Yau pair .i.e $K_X+D$ is nummerically trivial, then we have ...

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220 views

### Tori in three-space

Recently I was talking to an alien who does not know complex function theory. I was trying to convince her that the set of conformal equivalence classes of smooth embedded tori in $R^3$ is two ...

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### Compact surfaces with arbitrary gaps in spectrum

Consider a sequence of positive numbers $a_n$. My question is, can we select a closed Riemann surface whose spectrum $\lambda_i$ satisfies the condition that $\lambda_{i + 1} - \lambda_i > a_i$? Of ...

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### Proof of asymptotic non-flatness

in a few papers I came across a statement that the Kerr-NUT metric
$g_{uu}=\rho\overline{\rho}(r^{2}-2mr-l^{2}+a^{2}\cos^{2}x)$
$g_{ur}=1$
$g_{uy}=-2\rho\overline{\rho}l\cos ...

**3**

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**1**answer

80 views

### Closed leaves on foliations of $\mathbb{R}^n$

I want to know if there exists a characterization of k-foliations of $\mathbb{R}^n$ which have all the leaves closed.
Do exists a $k$-foliation of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with a non-closed leaf?
In general, ...

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### Comparing spectra of Laplacian and Schrödinger operator

Let $M$ be a closed (compact without boundary) Riemannian manifold. Is there a body of results that compares the eigenvalues of the Laplace-Beltrami operator with that of Schrödinger operators ...

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### Fundamental class in $KO[1/2]$

Let $M^m$ be an oriented Riemannian manifold.
The signature operator associates to $M$ a class $\Delta_M\in KO_m(M)[1/2]$.
I have two questions about this class $\Delta_M$:
Rationally, $\Delta_M$ is ...

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### Equivariant isometric embedding of manifolds in a Hilbert space under a noncompact group action

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$ and a group of isometries $G$ of $M$, I am interested in when there exists a isometric embedding $\iota : M \to H$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space and a representation ...

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### first Chern class of complex vector bundles and first Pontrjagin class of quaternionic vector bundles

Let $\xi$ be a (real) vector bundle of dimension $n$. Then the first Stiefel-Whitney class
$$
w_1(\xi)=0
$$
if and only if $\xi$ is orientable, i.e. the structure group of $\xi$ can be reduced to ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Norm on space of metrics

I recently heard a differential geometry talk where the speaker constructed a one-parameter family of metrics $g(t)$ on a smooth manifold and said that $g(t)$ is real analytic in the Banach space ...

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### Rellich Embedding Theorem for the $2$-Sphere

I'm trying to understand the Rellich-Embedding Theorem in the non-flat case by looking at the $2$-sphere. To be precise, for $S$ the spinor bundle of $S^2$; $L^2(S^2)$ the space of square integrable ...

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### ricci flow on surfaces

In Hamiltons paper "Ricci flow on surfaces" there is an estimate on $|\nabla R|^2$ which shows that $|\nabla R|^2 \leq C_1 \exp{\frac{rt}{2}}$ for some constant $C_1$.
Actually for any solution of the ...

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### Differential structures and K-homology groups

What is an example of a (compact) manifold, which has two non-equivalent differential structures such that the K-homology groups are non-isomorphic? If no such example exists, i.e. "K-homology does ...

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### $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma on pair $(X,D)$

Let $X$ be a Kähler manifold with a simple normal crossing divisor $D$, i.e., pair $(X,D)$. Let $\omega$ and $\omega'$ be two Kähler forms in the same Kähler class then have we $dd^\mathbb{C}$-lemma ...

**0**

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159 views

### A question on the integrability of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Riemannian manifold. Let $\lambda$ and $u$ be (the $k$-th) eigenvalue and eigenfunction,
$$\Delta u=-\lambda u.$$
I was wondering under what condition (for example, spaces ...

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### Plurisubharmonic functions on Kähler manifolds, intuition?

As the question suggests, what is the intuition for working with plurisubharmonic functions on Kähler manifolds?

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### Is a manifold generically real analytic (with generic real analytic metric)?

I have heard it said in some differential geometry talks that "the generic situation in such and such case is real analytic". My question is, is the generic smooth manifold also real analytic in some ...

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### Minimal immersions of the 2-sphere

Following the ideas of S.-S. Chern, J. L. M. Barbosa associated a holomorphic curve in $\mathbb{C}P^m$ to a minimal immersion of the 2-sphere into the $2m$-sphere in his 1972 paper. However, his ...

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### Osculating ellipsoids

Let $K$ be a given smooth, origin-symmetric, strictly convex body in $n$ dimensional euclidean space. At every point $x$ on the boundary of $K$ there exists an origin-symmetric ellipsoid $E_x$ that ...

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### Flow on invariant Lagrangian tori

The most concrete version of the question is :
A (necessarily) invariant Lagrangian torus $L$ on the unit cotangent of a Riemannian metric on the two-torus carries a periodic orbit with period $T$. ...

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votes

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### Does this PDE only have the trivial solution?

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Einstein manifold of dimension $m>2$ and
$$
\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=\lambda g,
$$
$h$ a symmetric $2$-covariant tensor, $\Delta=\nabla^*\nabla$ the Laplacian on functions as well ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### normal form of currents?

(this question did not get any answers on math.SE, so I am reposting it here)
Let $M$ be an $n$-dimensional manifold. Then the space of currents $\mathcal D^k(M)$ of degree $k$ on $M$ is the space ...

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### Uniform bounds on affine invariants of a family of manifolds

Suppose $\{M_i\}$ is a family of $C^{\infty}$ smooth, strictly convex hypersurfaces in $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that $B_r\subseteq M_i\subseteq B_R$, where $B_r,B_R$ are balls centred at the origin of ...

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**1**answer

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### Curvature computations of globally symmetric spaces of rank $1$

I've been having trouble with finding the curvature computations of globally symmetric spaces of rank $1$.
More specifically, I need to use results about the eigenvalues of the operator $R:T_pM ...

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### about transverse complete intersection

There are several questions about transverse complete intersection arising from L. Guth's paper:
http://www.ams.org/journals/jams/0000-000-00/S0894-0347-2015-00827-X/home.html
We say a polynomial ...

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### Is each closed convex set a manifold with corners?

Assume that $C$ is a convex set in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ with non empty interior.
Then consider its closure, is it a smooth manifold with corners?
Edit:
1) The closure of $C$ should be a smooth manifold ...