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### Are shortest halving curves simple closed geodesics?

Let $S$ be a smooth convex surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$
(although my question may as well be asked for the surface of a polyhedron).
Say that $\gamma$ is a shortest halving curve if
(a) it partitions the ...

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### Cusp points in Alexandrov spaces

Given a space of bounded integral curvature (by which I mean a topological surface with an intrinsic metric, such that the sum of excesses of any finite collection of non-overlapping simple triangles ...

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### isoperimetric problems on Alexandrov spaces

For an Alexandrov space M with curvature bounded from below, the isoperimetric profile $v \to I_M(v)$ defined for every $v\in (0,V(M))$ (the volume of M might be infinite), is given by
$$
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### Length inequalities in trees and CAT(0) spaces

I have a family of possibly related questions. Let me start with an elementary one:
Question 1. Fix an integer $n$. For which collections of real numbers $a_{ij}$, $i, j = 1, \dots, n$, is it true ...

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### Tverberg's theorem in CAT(0) spaces

Does Tverberg's theorem hold for CAT(0) spaces of covering dimension $d<\infty$:
Is it true that for any $d$-dimensional $CAT(0)$-space $X$ and a subset $E\subset X$ of cardinality $(d + 1)(r - ...

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### Fourier analysis for the discrete cube in CAT(0) spaces?

Is there a meaningful Fourier analysis of mappings from the discrete cube into CAT(0) spaces?
Examples for what I have in mind:
Fix a CAT(0) space $X$, a mapping $f:\{-1,1\}^n \to X$, and ...

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### Embedding expanders in CAT(0) spaces

It is well-known that expanders are hard to embed into Hilbert (or $\ell^p$) spaces - any embedding of an expander with $n$ vertices has distortion $\Omega(\log n)$.
Can anyone provide a reference ...

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### Alexandrov spaces satisty $BE(K,N)$ and $BE(K,\infty)$?

Assume the Dirichlet form $\varepsilon$ adimits a Carre du champ $\Gamma$ and introduce the multilinear form $\Gamma_2$ $$
\Gamma_2 [f,g;\phi]:=\frac12 \int_X (\Gamma (f,g)L\phi ...

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### curvature of subset of Alexandrov spaces

If M is a Riemannian manifold with $Ric \ge - \left( {n - 1} \right)$, $$ds_M^2 = d{t^2} + \exp \left( {2t} \right)ds_N^2$$ N is a submanifold of M. Then by Gauss-equation, we can prove $Ric\left( N ...

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### Generalized flag complex?

Assume we glue an $n$-dimensional simplicial complex $K$
from copies of an $n$-simplex $\Delta$ with fixed spherical metric.
We may think that $\Delta$ has colored vertices
and we glue so that the ...

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### Distortion of tree embedding in Alexandrov spaces

It is a well-known theorem first proved by Bourgain that any map $\varphi:T_n\to H$ from the binary tree of height $n$ to a Hilbert space has distortion at least $C \sqrt{\ln n}$ where $C$ is a ...

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### Does convex set in Alexandrov space has positive reach?

Let $M$ be a metric space, $A$ a subset of $M$. The reach (defined by Federer) of $A$ in $M$ is the largest $r_0\ge 0$ such that if $x\in M$ and the $d(x, A)< r_0$, then $A$ contains a unique point ...

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### Is the tangent cone of a totally convex subset again totally convex?

To need not worry about the possibly broadest context let:
$X$ be an Alexandrov's space with lower curvature bound and $C$ be a totally convex subset, i.e. for any $x,y \in C$ and any geodesic ...

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### examples of totally geodesic subset

Could you give examples of totally geodesic subset of codim>1 in positively curved Alexandrov space?

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### a result of soul theorem,right?

X is an n-dim positively curved manifold and Y is a totally geodesic submanifold of codimension 1.Then cutting along Y we get n-dim positively curved manifolds without boundary,by soul theorem these ...

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### Is $\partial X$ a sphere for $X$ a complete CAT$(0)$ space?

Let $X$ be a complete CAT$(0)$ metric space, and $\partial X$ its boundary.
One way to define $\partial X$ is as the equivalence class of geodesic rays
$\gamma(t), \gamma'(t)$
that remain within a ...

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### Extend the Wilking Connectiveity Theorem to Alexandrov spaces

In the conference "on Manifolds with Non-negative Sectional Curvature" held in 2007,
Problem 6 is:
Extend the Wilking Connectivity Theorem to Alexandrov spaces, i.e. if $X$ is a positively curved ...

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### Source for: Geodesics in CAT(0) spaces

I am seeking a good introductory reference that could lead to an understanding of
the properties of geodesics in
complete CAT(0) metric spaces.
I am especially interested in learning the differences ...

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### Is it overkill to invoke Kirszbraun theorem to prove the following fact ?

Given a small enough convex triangle $(abc)$ in a (smooth or Alexandrov) surface $(X,d)$ of curvature greater than $-1$, let $(\overline{abc})$ be its comparison triangle in $\mathbb{H}^2$. Then there ...

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### Smoothability of compact Alexandrov surfaces with curvature bounded from below.

Let $(X,d)$ be compact metric space of curvature greater than $-1$ (in the sense of comparison triangles), assume that its Hausdorff dimension is $2$. Then a result of Perelman says that $X$ is a ...

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### Flat sector in a proper cocompact CAT(0) space

Let $X$ be a complete CAT(0) space with a proper and cocompact group action by isometries, and suppose there are $\xi, \xi' \in \partial X$ with $\angle (\xi, \xi') < \pi$. Using proposition 9.5 ...

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### infinite dimensional CAT(0) groups

Usually a CAT(0) group is defined to be a group acting properly isometrically and cocompactly on a CAT(0) space, but I would like to consider only those groups that act properly, isometrically and ...

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### Examples of CAT(0)-groups

My question is the following:
Let M be a simply connected Riemannian manifold whose sectional curvatures
are all nonpositive and let G be a group. Suppose that G acts in M properly discontinuous and
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### Is this the CAT(0) metric on an affine building?

Let $R$ be a discrete valuation ring qith quotient field $Q$ and let $t\in R$ be a generator of the unique maximal ideal in $R$. Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional $Q$-vector space. Then one can consider ...

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### Metric spheres in CAT(0) manifolds

Let $X$ be a topological manifold of dimension $n$, equipped with a compatible CAT(0) metric.
Are sufficiently small metric spheres in $X$ homeomorphic to metric spheres in Euclidean space ...

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### Metrically singular Alexandrov space.

Perelman's stability theorem shows in particular that a finite dimensional compact Alexandrov space $(X,d)$ such that $X$ is not a topological manifold cannot be approximated in the Gromov-Hausdorf ...

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### Rigidity of triangle comparison in Alexandrov spaces

For $CAT(\kappa)$ spaces $X$ we have following rigidity result: if equality holds in any of the comparison distances between a triangle $\Delta$ in $X$ and the corresponding comparison triangle ...

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### Are all these groups CAT(0) groups?

Given a geodesic metric space $X$ together with a choice of midpoints
$m:X\times X\rightarrow X$ (i.e. $d(m(x,y),x)=d(m(x,y),y)=d(x,y)/2$).
Assume furthermore, that the following nonpositive ...

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### Stability of midpoints in CAT(0) spaces

Given a CAT(0) space $X$ and a compact, convex subset $A$ of $X$. One can define its midpoint $m(A)$ as the point, at which the following function attains its minimum.
$f:A\rightarrow ...

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### Details of Perelman's example about soul of Alexandrov space

Reading Perelman's preprint(1991) Alexandrov space II now. Got confused about the last section 6.4, which contains an example which indicate that the statement ".... manifold is diffeomorphic to the ...

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### In a locally CAT(k) space, does uniqueness of geodesics imply the lack of conjugate points?

A complete, simply connected Riemannian manifold has no conjugate points if and only if every geodesic is length-minimizing. I just realized that I don't know whether the same is true for a locally ...

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### Is Level set of Regular functions in Alexandrov spaces again an Alex. space?

Let $X^n$ be an Alexandrov space, and $f: X^n\to \mathbb R^k$ a regular map, does the level set necessary be an Alexandrov space?
In my mind, the intrinsic metric on the level set is 'comparable' to ...

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### Are isometries the only geodesic preserving maps in a CAT(0)-space?

Given any CAT(0) space $X$, we can define a map $s:X\times X\times [0;1]\rightarrow X$, such that $s(x,y,-)$ is the constant speed geodesic from $x$ to $y$ . Any isometry $f$ of $X$ is compatible with ...

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### Soul theorem for non-negativly curved open Alexandrov manifolds?

Alexandrov manifold means Alexandrov space which happens to be a manifold, i.e. the space of directions is homeomorphic to shpere. Sorry for introducing this new term.
For such a open manifold does ...

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### Why is GL(n,C)/U(n) a CAT(0) space?

The title says it all. In one of his answers to the question "Convex hull in CAT(0)" (I don't have the points to post a link, if someone doesn't mind link-ifying this that would be cool), Greg ...

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### Example of non-closed convex hull in a CAT(0) space

this is related to this question but is simpler, and hopefully is well-known. There are a number of references that say that the convex hull of a collection of points in a CAT(0) space need not be ...