Riemannian Geometry is a subfield of Differential Geometry, which specifically studies "Riemannian Manifolds", manifolds with "Riemannian Metrics", which means that they are equipped with continuous inner products.

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Some questions on the nodal geometry of Dirac operators

Let me begin by quoting a well-known result of Christian Baer (see here). The result goes as follows: Theorem (Baer): Consider a connected $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold with Dirac bundle $S$ ...
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No normal coordinates on general Finsler manifolds

I recently read a footnote in Chern's article stating that a non-Riemmanian Finsler manifold does not possess normal coordinates. As I'm still new to non-Riemmanian Finsler geometry I don't see why ...
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Curvature Characterization of Homogeneous Spaces

A (Riemnnian) symmetric space is locally characterized by the first covariant derivative of its curvature tensor, namely, a manifold $M$ is locally a symmetric space if and only if $\nabla R=0$ (where ...
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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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Heat kernel asymptotics for small distances

I heard a talk where the speaker said that on a Riemannian manifold, for small values of $\text{dist }(x, y)$, the heat kernel $p_t(x, y)$ satisfies $$p_t(x, y) = \frac{1}{(4\pi ...
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Harmonic map into $S^n \times \mathbb{R}$ [closed]

Consider a harmonic map $\Phi : \Sigma \to S^n \times \mathbb{R}$, where $\Sigma$ is a surface, and the metric on $S^n \times \mathbb{R}$ is given by the product metric. Choose local spherical (polar) ...
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Parallel Transport on Hypersurface Spinor Bundle

So this has been driving me up a wall. I'm trying to digest parts of the Parker & Taubes paper, "On Witten's Proof of the Positive Energy Theorem." Here's a link: ...
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Euclidean metric in spherical coordinates [closed]

I apologize if this question is not research level, but it has been asked on MSE before, and not received really satisfactory answers, for example, see here, and googling does not reveal anything ...
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Hodge map and the Cohomology Ring of a Riemannian Manifold

For a compact Riemannian manifold $M$, we know that the Hodge map $\ast$ and Laplacian $\Delta$ commute. From Hodge decomposition and its implied isomorphism between harmonic forms and cohomology ...
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Totally geodesic subgroups in Lie groups

Let $G$ be a Lie group with a left invariant metric $g$. Let $H$ be a (closed) Lie subgroup of $G$, and assume $g$ is right-$H$-invariant. (That is $d(R_h)_e:T_eG \to T_hG$ is an isometry for every ...
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Carre du Champ, Subunit Paths and CC-metrics

Let the operator $L$ be given by $Lf(x):=\nabla\cdot (A\nabla f(x))$, where $f:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ belongs to a suitable class of functions $\mathcal{A}$. The carre du champ operator ...
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Obtaining Hessian of the embedding from an induced metric

Consider a hypersurface (not necessarily compact) smoothly embedded into $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that the Hessian is a positive definite bilinear form. Due to positivenes, Hessian can be taken as a metric ...
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Is there an example of a Killing vector field on a complete Riemannian manifold with finite volume?

Is there a Killing vector field on a complete Riemannian manifold $M$ with finite volume that satisfies the condition $$\displaystyle\liminf_{r\rightarrow +\infty} \displaystyle\frac{1}{r} ...
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Regularity of the distance from the boundary in singular riemannian manifolds

I am looking for references related with the regularity of the distance from the boundary in singular Riemannian manifolds. I assume the following setting. $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold, with ...
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Hausdorff convergence of submanifolds in Riemannian manifolds

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold. It is well known that any sequence $\{X_i\}$ of compact subsets of $M$ has a subsequence which converges in the Hausdorff metric to a compact ...
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Understanding the Exp map from a moduli of smooth curves

The setup: Suppose I'm given a family of class $C^k$ curves $\{f_{z}\}_{z\in Z}$ with values in $\mathbb{R}$ parameter by a finite number of parameters $Z\subseteq \mathbb{R}^m$. Let $\mathscr{M}$ ...
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Compact Riemann manifolds with constant injectivity radius

I'm interested in compact Riemann manifolds which have that property that the injectivity radius at a point $p$ doesn't depend on $p$. Another way to put this is that the function $$p \mapsto d(p, ...
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Flows associated with Killing fields

Let $M$ be a Riemann manifold and $p, q$ two points on a geodesic $\sigma$ which are isotropically conjugate. That is, there is a Jacobi field along $\sigma$ vanishing at $p$ and $q$ which is the ...
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Upper bound for Willmore energy

Good day to everyone! Does anybody know if there are upper bound estimates for Willmore energy for a given surface?
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material derivative and relation to Riemannian metric

For each $n$ let $N_t$ be an embedded smooth hypersurface in $\mathbb{R}^n$ of dimension $n-1$. $\{N_t\}_t$ is a family of hypersurface that is evolving with some velocity $V$. Smooth functions on ...
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Differentiability of a map to the free loop space

While reading Morse theory, closed geodesics, and the homology of free loop spaces, the author claims the following: Given the $S^{n-1} \hookrightarrow Y_1 \rightarrow T^1S^n$ bundle over $T^1S^n$, ...
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Uniform partitions of a compact Riemannian manifold

My question is a little bit vague. I want to know if an arbitrary compact Riemannian manifold (M^d,g) admits partitions that are uniform in some sense. To be more precise, I need for every eps > 0 a ...
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Stability for open manifolds of finite volume under lower Ricci curvature bound

By a theorem of Cheeger-Colding if $N_i\to M$, where $\to$ means Gromov-Haussdorff convergence, $N_i$ and $M$ are of the same dimension, compact and smooth Riemannian manifold with finite volume, as ...
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Constant Harmonic Mean surfaces

For surfaces embedded in $\mathbb R^3$ with principal curvatures $ \kappa_1, \kappa_2 $ we know bending/isometric mappings conserve $ K= \kappa_1 \kappa_2 $ and CMC DeLaunay type minimal surfaces ...
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Conformally flat with zero scalar curvature 2 [duplicate]

First, i am the one who asked about the existence of compact manifolds of dimension $n\geq 4$ which are conformally flat, non-flat, with zero scalar. Due to the fact that i couldn't comment because i ...
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A Converse to Cartan–Hadamard theorem?

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold, with the property that $\exp_p\colon T_pM \to M$ is a diffeomorphism for every $p \in M$. Can we say something about it's curvature? Is it true that its ...
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Soliton equation and non-killing potential vector field

I am searching for a non-Killing vector field $\zeta \in\frak X\rm (M)$ where $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold such that $$\frac12 \frak L_\zeta \rm g+Ric=\lambda g$$ $$ \frak L_\zeta \rm Ric=\lambda ...
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Parallel bi-linear forms on $S^2$

Let $S^2$ denote the sphere endowed with its standard (curvature $k= 1$) metric $g$. How many linearly independent, parallel, symmetric bi-linear forms can we find on $S^2$ ? Clearly the metric $g$ ...
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Is there any exotic smooth structure on open hyperbolic manifold?

I edited my post to clarify some confusions as suggested by Igor. Let $M$ be an open hyperbolic manifold, with or without finite volume, Is there any manifold $N$ which is homeomorphic to $M$ but ...
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Gaussian heat kernel bounds on Riemannian manifolds

I wish to know if we have Gaussian lower and upper bounds for the heat kernel,i.e. $$ t^{-n/2}e^{-\frac{\rho(x,y)^2}{C_1t}} \lesssim p_t(x,y) \lesssim t^{-n/2}e^{-\frac{\rho(x,y)^2}{C_2t}}, $$ on a ...
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Minimal volume of manifold homotopic to a hyperbolic manifold with finite volume

Let $(X, g_0)$ be a $n$-dimensional open manifold with finite volume hyperbolic metric. Suppose $(Y, g)$ is another $n$-dimensional manifold and $f: Y\to X$ a proper degree one map. Then by Storm's ...
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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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Geometric Characterization of Martingales

Recently I've read a paraphrasing from Ito saying that he sometimes thinks of martingales as Geodesics in a very large dimensional manifold. My question is, is there any research studying this idea? ...
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The scope of correspondence principle in quantum chaos

My understanding of the so-called correspondence principle in quantum chaos, is that it is a connection between the behaviour of a classical Hamiltonian system (chaotic/completely integrable) and the ...
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Is positively curved Alexandrov surface isometrically embeddable in $\mathbb R^3$?

I guess it is not. The example I have in mind is: $X^2$ is the spherical suspension of a circle $S^1(t)$ of length $0<t<2\pi$. Then $X$ has constant curvature =1 except at two suspension points, ...
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Aren't Riemannian geodesics also geodesics of the associated Cartan geometry?

I was inspired by R. W. Sharpe's book on doing differential geometry through Cartan connections. Unfortunately, the book is fairly thin in terms of specific examples in Riemannian geometry, so I ...
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Isotropically conjugate points in reductive spaces

Is it the case that a naturally reductive Riemannian homogeneous space that contains a pair of conjugate points necessarily contains a pair of isotropically conjugate points? That is, there is a pair ...
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Estimate for the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian

I was studying the paper of S. T. Yau - Seminar on Differential Geometry - and there asks if the first eigenvalue is equal to $ n $, if we have a embedded oriented Riemannian manifold and closed ...
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Can a complete manifold have an uncountable number of ends?

Let $M$ be a complete and noncompact Riemannian manifold. Fix a point $p$ in $M$. Let $\gamma$: $[0, L]\rightarrow M$ (parametrized by its arc length) be a geodesic starting from $p$. Denote by ...
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Abelian isometry groups of codimension one

Good day. Let (M,g) be an n-dimensional Riemannian manifold (complete, if you wish), and suppose that there exists an n-1 dimensional Abelian group acting by isometries on M. Or locally, near a point ...
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Compact Eucledean hypersurfaces with “almost” constant H_k curvature

Let $M$ be an Eucledean $n$-dimensional compact hypersurface with constant $H_k$ curvature, where $k=1,...n$. A theorem by A.Ros tell us that so $M$ is an Eucledean sphere. Does anybody know if there ...
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Volume form on a hyperbolic manifold with geodesic boundary

Let $M$ be a compact connected orientable Riemannian $n$-manifold with boundary $\partial M\ne\emptyset$. Since $H^n(M,\mathbb R)=0$, the connecting morphism $\delta: H^{n-1}(\partial M,\mathbb R)\to ...
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Question about the normal bundle of a totally geodesic submanifold of a Cartan-Hadamard manifold

I'm reading the exposition in Lang's Fundamentals of Differential Geometry of the following generalization of the Cartan-Hadamard theorem: Suppose $X$ is a Cartan-Hadamard manifold (i.e. a complete, ...
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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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Is there metric of nonnegative sectional curvature with exact form on $TM$

Consider natural metric on $TM$ That is $$ g(X^h,Y^h) = g(X,Y),\ g(X^h,Y^v)=0$$ where $h,\ v$ mean horizontal and vertical lifts. There exist two well known metric of this type : Sasaki metric ...
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On a conjecture about Riemannian metric with positive sectional curvature [duplicate]

What is the last status of the following conjecture? Is it still open? What partial or similar results are known up to now? Conjecture: $S^2\times S^2$ admits a Riemannian metric with positive ...
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Spectral properties of the Laplace operator and topological properties

Suppose that $M$ is a closed Riemannian manifold: one can construct the so called Laplace-Beltrami operator on $M$. Its spectrum contains some information of the underlying manifold: for example its ...
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What is known about Lie groups with positive(strictly) curvature?

If we consider $G$ a Lie group with left invariant riemannian metric its sectional curvature is nonnegative, when this metric is positive? I thought a little about and only found $SU(2)=S³$. In ...
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Spaces of Killing spinors for different orientation

Simply put, I want to understand how a change of orientation on a Riemannian spin manifold can change the space of Killing spinors. To be more precise: Let $M$ be a spin manifold (i.e. the first and ...
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Structure of $C^k$ ($k<\infty$)Riemannian metrics on a manifold

$M$ is a smooth manifold. It's known that if $M$ is compact, then the space of smooth Riemannian metrics has a Frechet manifold structure. For the space of $C^k$($k<\infty$) Riemannian metrics, ...