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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Isometric embedding for manifolds with conical singularities?

Motivation: In the 2+1 dimensional gravity theory, solutions of Einstein equation are locally with constant curvature except at the locus of sources. In this paper the authors investigate solutions ...
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Is there a Riemannian metric on the $2$-ball $B^2$ which has negative sectional curvature everywhere, and such that the boundary is concave?

Is there a Riemannian metric on the $2$-ball $B^2$ which has negative sectional curvature everywhere, and such that the boundary is concave; i.e. the geodesic curvature along the boundary points ...
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Dimension of the space of Jacobi fields along $\gamma$ vanishing at $p$ and $q$ is even?

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group with a bi-invariant metric. Let $p$ be a point, and let $q$ be conjugate to $p$ along a geodesic $\gamma$. Does it necessarily follow that the dimension of the space of ...
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The injectivity radius of $L^2$ metrics

Suppose M is a compact manifold and Rim(M) the space of all Riemannian metrics. Consider $L^2$ metric $ G_g(h,k) = \int_M tr(g^{-1}hg^{-1}k)vol(g)$ where is a Riemannian metric and $ h,k \in T_gM$ . ...
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Umbilic points on Euclidean hypersurfaces

Every smooth embedding of $S^2$ into $\mathbb{R}^3$ has at least one umbilic point (in fact, the recent proof of the Caratheodory conjecture yields two such points). The usual proof of this is to use ...
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Zero set of eigenfunction along a sub manifold

Let $M$ be a 2-dimensional closed Riemannian manifold and let $$\phi:M\rightarrow M$$ be an isometry with $\phi^2=Id_M$. Consider the fixed point set $$F:=\lbrace x\in M: \phi(x)=x \rbrace\subset M,$$ ...
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Some Confusion on Harmonic Map

I am stuck at Corollary $(3.4)$ on page $22$ in monograph Selected Topics in Harmonic Maps written by James Eells and Luc Lemaire. Corollary Let $\phi:M,g\to N,h$ be harmonic and suppose ...
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Epsilon regularity for minimal surfaces in arbitrary Riemannian manifolds

For experts in the analysis of minimal surfaces I will state the question first; then I will follow up with details. Question: Does the $\varepsilon$-regularity theorem of Choi and Schoen ...
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Examples of two-dimensional Riemannian manifolds that can't be isometrically embedded into $\mathbb{R}^4$

Can anyone give some examples of two-dimensional Riemannian manifolds $(M,g)$ that can't be isometrically embedded into $\mathbb{R}^4$? (Further more Globally) What if it is smooth?
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Does the tensor bundle of a compact manifold have a bounded geometry?

Let $M$ be a compact manifold. Let $S^2 T^*M $ be the vector bundle of all symmetric $(0,2)$ tensors and $S_+^2 T^*M$ be the open subset of all positive definite ones. Does $S_+^2 T^*M $ have bounded ...
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Generic Identification of surfaces in a Riemannian Manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a three dimensional Riemannian Manifold. Can we generically identify a class of embedded surfaces $\Gamma$ in $M$ such that the following property holds: There exists a distance ...
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Construction of fibration over Riemannian Manifold

Let $\pi: E \rightarrow B$ be a fibration over a Riemannian manifold $B$, with $\pi^{-1}[b]$ homeomorphic to $\mathbb{R}$. More precisely: I want each fiber $\pi^{-1}[b]=Im(f_b)$ for some ...
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Intuitive understanding of the mean curvature flow [closed]

I am trying to develop some intuition into the properties of mean curvature flow of a surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$. As an example, I am trying to understand what happens to a surface of revolution $S = ...
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Darboux-like coordinates on a Kähler manifold

If $(M, g, J, \Omega)$ is a Kähler manifold, do there exist local coordinates in which 2 out of the 3 geometrical structures look nice? I have Darboux coordinates in which $\Omega$ looks nice, but ...
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Christoffel symbols of a moduli of smooth curves

The Setting: Let $H$ be the Hilbert space of all class $C^k$-curves into $\mathbb{R}$ with inner product: \begin{equation} <f,g>:=\int_{\mathbb{R}} f'(x)g'(x) e^{-x}dx \end{equation} ...
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Solutions of equations characterizing a complex structure

Let $(S^n,g)$ denote the unit $n$-sphere endowed with its induced metric $g$ from its embedding into $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. The Levi-Civita connection of $g$ induces a splitting of the tangent bundle of ...
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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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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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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 ...