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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Geometric meaning of the black hole horizon

It is widely accepted that the singularity of the Schwarzschild metric at the event horizon is purely an artifact of the coordinates and no physical singularity exists at the horizon. However, as ...

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### is there a global obstruction for a diffeomorphism to be an isometry?

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space.
Let us call an automorphism $T:V\rightarrow V$ admissible if there exists an inner product $\langle , \rangle$ on $V$ making $T$ an isometry.
We know ...

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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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### 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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### Non-stably trivial bundle with trivial characteristic classes

Though it's relatively clear that the characteristic classes do not characterise a vector bundle (and after looking through some books) I could not find an example of a vector bundle which is not ...

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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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### 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 ...

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### 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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### $dd^\mathbb{C}$-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 ...

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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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### first Chern class of complex vector bundles and first Pontrjagin class of quaternionic vector bundles [on hold]

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Shuffle (co-)multiplication and generalized Leibniz formula in tensor calculus

The headline already says it: Is anybody (except me, UPDATE: plus Gavrilov) aware of this formula for higher total covariant derivatives of tensor products?
It is the simplest application of the ...

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### Does the Riemann-Christoffel curvature determine the connection?

I am looking for the integrability condition of the following system of pde:
...

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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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### Hamiltonian potentials of holomorphic vector fields on modifications of Kahler manifolds

let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact Kähler manifold. Let $\mathfrak{g}=H^{0}(M,T_{M})$ be the Lie algebra of holomorphic vector fields on $M$.We can decompose $\mathfrak{g}$ as
...

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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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### 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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### Is the map $\exp_x(\nabla_x \sum_{i=1}^m d^2(x_i,x))$ Lipschitz?

The last question is too general, this is a modification.
Let $M$ be an $n$ dimensional Riemannian manifold. Fix $m$ points $x_1,...,x_m$. Suppose $y$ is not in the cut locus of $x_i$ for $1 ...

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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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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

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### Explicit Eigenvalues of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact manifold without boundary.
Question: For which $(M,g)$ are the eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions explicitly known?
An important example is the $n$-sphere ...

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### semi flat connections

Let $L\to V$ be complex line bundle and $F_{t}:V\to V$, $t\in [0,1]$, be a loop of diffeomorphisms, $F_0=F_1=$ identity.
For every $x\in V$, we get a loop $\gamma_x(t)=\{F_t(x)\}$ whose class in ...

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### Atiyah Singer index theorem and Hodge de Rham operator

When I read about Atiyah Singer index theorem I met the following example: let $M$ is (orientable closed smooth) Riemannian manifold and consider Hodge-de Rham Dirac operator defined by $d+d^*$ ...

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### derivative of the adiabatic limit of the eta invariant

To ask my question I have to write down the setup. Basically the setup is the adiabatic limit of the reduced eta invariant of Dirac operator associated to the submersion metric and connection. So if ...

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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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### Theorem of Bryant in higher dimensions

I have the following question. I read about Bryant's theorem which says that: any real-analytic 3-dimensional Riemannian manifold $(Y,g)$ with real-analytic metric $g$ can be isometrically embedded as ...

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votes

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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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### Time averages and differentiability

Let $\varphi_t : M \rightarrow M$ be a smooth flow on a smooth manifold $M$. We may assume (although I'm not sure if this is important) that the flow preserves a smooth volume form on $M$. Given a ...

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### Examples of Einstein four-manifolds of negative sectional curvature

Are there any nontrivial compact Einstein four-manifolds of negative or nonpositive sectional curvature? by nontrivial we mean not quotients of $\mathbb{H}^4$, $\mathbb{C}H^2$, ...

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### Almost complex structures on compact surfaces

Let $M$ be a real manifold of dimension $n$ and $E\rightarrow M$ be a rank two vector bundle above it. Let $J_0$ and $J_1$ be two almost complex structures on $E.$ If there is a continuous ...

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### Is it possible to capture a sphere in a knot?

You and I decide to play a game:
To start off with, I provide you with a frictionless, perfectly spherical sphere, along with a frictionless, unstretchable, infinitely thin magical rope. This rope ...

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### Metalinear frame bundle on sphere or $\mathbb{C}P^n$

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. A complex metalinear frame bundle $\tilde F(P)\to M$ of a rank $n$ complex vector bundle $P\to M$ is a principal $ML(n,\mathbb{C})$-bundle together with a covering map ...

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### quantization for integral coadjoint orbits

I am looking for a referrence for proof of following statement.
Let $G$ be a semi-simple Lie group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be its Lie algebra and $\alpha_k$ be simple roots of $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mu_0$ ...

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### When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable

Let $X=G/H$ for a reductive group $G$ and $X$ is normal and has an open $B$-orbit, for a Borel subgroup $B$ then we call $X$ spherical.
My question is When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable? Is ...

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votes

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### Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than Hyper-Kahler ALE 4-manifolds?

Concerning my previous question Non simply connected HyperKähler 4-manifolds without ALE metrics the following question occurred to me:
Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than ...

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### Definition o branched 1-manifold [closed]

i'm studying a papper which has this term "branched 1-manifolds", but the papper does not explain this, according to Wikipédia:
"A finite graph whose edges are smoothly embedded arcs in a surface, ...

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### What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?

What is the difference between holonomy and monodromy?
And what is the simplest example in which one is trivial and the other is not?

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### Time-separation function on “globally hyperbolic” spacetimes with everywhere timelike boundary

It is well-known that, in globally hyperbolic spacetimes, the time separation function $\tau$ (aka Lorentzian distance function) enjoys the following property: fix a point $p$ and a point $q \in ...

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### Zeta-Determinant Theorem

Recently, someone asked on MO about lecture notes from Graeme Segal's "Stanford lectures" on TQFT, and the answer was to check here.
When scrolling over the notes, I stumpled of Prop. 2.8.2 in ...