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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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### 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 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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### Contracting a geodesic on a space of curvature less than 1

I would like to ask for a reference to the following statement (hopefully correct):
Let $M$ be a manifold of sectional curvature at most $1$ and let $\gamma$ be a closed geodesic.
Suppose that ...