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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Ricci flow and isometry group

It is known (via Kotschwar's uniqueness of backwards Ricci flows) that the isometry group of a Riemannian metric remains unchanged under the Ricci flow. But, one can easily observe that it can change ...
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List of generic properties of Riemannian metrics

I am highly interested in compiling a list of generic properties of Riemannian metrics on a (may be compact) manifold in general, or under "relatively broad" assumptions, like generic properties of ...
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Nearly length minimizing paths are close to geodesics? [closed]

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold which is geodesically convex. It's known that length minimizing curves are geodesics (after a possible reparametrization). Now fix* points $p,q \in M$ Is the ...
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Banach manifold of paths with endpoints on submanifolds

Fix a Riemannian metric on a manifold $M$. Suppose that we fix two points $x,y \in M$. We start with the space $C^{\infty}_{\searrow}(x,y) = \left\{\gamma: \mathbb{R}\to M:\,\lim_{t\to-\infty}\...
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Laplacian Spectra on Nearly Nodal Riemann Surfaces

Consider a family of complex curves ${\mathcal C} \to {\mathbb D}$ such that the central fibre is a nodal Riemann surface while other fibres are smooth Riemann surfaces. We choose a family of ...
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Mean value operator on Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ a Riemannian manifold. Further $M$ should be a harmonic space, that is $M$ is a symmetric and simply connected space of rank 1. (Example: Spheres $S^n$) Consider the mean value operator, ...
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Convergence of Riemannian metrics spectra

Consider a one-parameter real analytic family of metrics $g_t$ on a compact manifold $M$ converging to a metric $g$ in $C^k$-norm, for some $k$. It is known that the Laplace spectrum of $g_t$ will ...
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Geodesic balls in warped product spaces

Let $g_S$ be a Riemannian metric on the $n$-dimensional sphere $S^{n}$ and consider the space $M=(0,a)\times S^{n}$ with the warped metric $g=dt^2+f(t)^2g_S$, where $f\colon [0,a)\to \mathbb{R}$ is a ...
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Unique Kahler-Einstein metric $g$ with $\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=-g$ when first Chern class $C_1(M)<0$: $\mathrm{Ricc}(h)=-g\,\Rightarrow\,h=cg$ for $c>0$?

On a compact Kahler manifold, let $g$ be the unique Kahler-Einstein metric with $\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=-g$, proved to exist by Yau and Aubin when the first Chern class $C_1(M)<0$. Question: Does $g$ ...
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A question on a result of Colin de Verdiere

Consider a compact connected surface $M$ of some genus $\gamma \geq 2$. A particular case of a famous result of Colin de Verdiere (see here) says that if we fix $\gamma$ and select a finite sequence $\...
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Faster (than normal) convergence of the normalized Ricci flow on surfaces

Consider a compact surface $M$ of genus $\gamma > 1$ (I am using the more usual letter "$g$" to denote metric), and the normalized Ricci flow on it. It is known that at time $t$, the scalar ...
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Is there a canonical split signature metric on $\mathbb{P}^n\times\mathbb{P}^{n\,\ast}$?

Let $$ M:=\{(P,\pi)\mid P\not\in\pi\}\subset\mathbb{P}^n\times\mathbb{P}^{n\,\ast} $$ be the open and dense (and as such $2n$-dimensional) subset of non-incident point-hyperplane pairs. If $P=\mathbb{...
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Is the heat kernel for the hyperbolic plane uniformly continuous in $t\in(0,\infty)$?

let $\mathbb{H}$ be the hyperbolic plane and let $k(t,x,y)$ be the associated heat kernel. I am wondering, if for any fixed $y\in M$ and $\epsilon >0$ the function $u_t(x):=k(t,x,y)$ is continuous ...
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On Holonomy in (regular) Riemannian Foliations

Right now, I am trying to understanding the role of holonomy fields on Riemannian foliations, which lead me to the following (probably topological) groupoid: Let $\mathcal{F}\subset M$ be a ...
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Geodesically convex neighborhood in Finsler manifolds

It is well known that every point of a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ possesses a fundamental system $\{U_n\}_{n\in\mathbb N}$ of geodesically convex neighborhoods. This means that every pair of points ...
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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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Embedding Riemmanian Manifold Linearly

Given a Hilbert Manifold $M$ does there exist a smooth map into some very large Hilbert space taking geodesics to straight lines?
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Is the unit bundle of a Finsler vector bundle a sphere bundle?

I asked this at mathstackexchange but got no answer, so I am trying here. Let $E$ be a Finsler vector bundle* of rank $k$ over a manifold $M$. Does the unit "bundle" $UE$ admits a structure of a ...
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Quantitative version of the splitting theorem

The classical splitting theorem (Toponogov, Milka) says that if a smooth complete Riemannian manifold (more generally, Alexandrov space) $M^n$ of non-negative sectional curvature contains a line (i.e. ...
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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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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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Convex embedding with a positivity condition

We have a $n$-dimensional hypersurface $\Sigma$ embedded in the Euclidean $(n+1)$-space $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. We know that $\Sigma$ is compact without boundary, convex (not necessarly strictly convex), ...
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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 $BC(...
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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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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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Calculating the Riemann Christoffel tensor for a diagonal metric

I am trying to calculate the entries of the Riemann curvature tensor $R^m_{\phantom{m}ijk}$ for the metric $g_{ij}$. The Riemann-Christoffel tensor is given as \begin{align} R^m_{\phantom{m}ijk} = \...
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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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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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local definability of geodesics in an o-minimal structure

Let $R$ be an o-minimal expansion of the reals, and let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, such that $M$ and $g$ are definable in $R$. Let $\gamma: [0,1] \to M$ be a geodesic, i.e. a curve such that ...
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Is the boundary of Alexandrov space again an Alexandrov space?

Let $X$ be a finite dimensional (possibly compact) Alexandrov space with curvature $\geq K$. Is it true that its boundary is again Alexandrov space with curvature bounded from below? If yes, is the ...
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configuration space of Riemannian manifolds with a parameter on the distance of distinct points

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold. For any $\epsilon\geq 0$, we define the $k$-th ($k=1,2,\cdots$) "$\epsilon$-configuration space" as $$ F(M,k,\epsilon)=\{(x_1,\cdots,x_k)\in M^k\mid d(x_i, x_j)>\...
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Are the Sasaki metrics on tangent and cotangent bundle isomorphic?

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold. Then there is the well-known Sasaki metric that makes $(TM,\hat{g})$ a Riemannian manifold. In a similar way, one can construct a Sasaki metric $\bar{g}$ on the ...
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A property of geodesic triangles in Alexandrov spaces

Let $X$ be an $n$-dimensional Alexandrov space with curvature at least -1. Assume that at every point it has an $(n,\delta)$-strainer of length $\mu$, where $\delta$ and $\mu$ are independent of a ...
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Spectral geometry: asymptotic sequences of subspaces of $L^2(M)$ and the geometry of $M$

Consider a closed connected Riemannian manifold $M$, together with the associated Hilbert space $L^2(M)$ defined with respect to the Riemannian volume density. Let $-\Delta$ be the positive Laplacian $...
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What is the metric on the Fuchsian model? [closed]

Let $\mathbb{H}$ be the upper half plane, and $\Gamma < SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ be a Fuchsian group. How is the distance between any two points $x, y \in \mathbb{H} / \Gamma$ in the Fuchsian model ...
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Obtaining Killing fields from the tetrad

I'm reading the following article by Newman http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jmp/4/7/10.1063/1.1704018 about the generalization of the Schwarzschild metric. My question is the following: ...
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Isometric imbedding of a sphere with positively curved metric

QUESTION. Given a Riemannian metric on the sphere $S^n$ with positive sectional survature. Can it be isometrically imbedded into $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ (of any class of regularity) as a boundary of a ...
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A property of geodesic triangles in manifolds with lower bounds on curvature and injectivity radius

Does there exist a function $\tau(\varepsilon)=\tau(\varepsilon,n,K,\mu)$ such that $\lim_{\varepsilon\to +0}\tau(\varepsilon)=0$ and for any $n$-dimensional complete Riemannian manifold $M^n$ with ...
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symmetric points on symmetric spaces

Let $M$ by an $m$-dimensional symmetric space (or a general Riemannian manifold). The finite distinct points $p_1,p_2,\cdots,p_n\in M$ are said symmetric, if for any permutation $\sigma$ on $1,2,\...
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Can the conformal structure on the projective light-cone detect hyperplane sections?

Let $(V,\langle\,\cdot\,,\,\cdot\,\rangle)$ be an $(n+1)$-dimensional real vector space, equipped with a nondegenerate symmetric bilinear form of indefinite signature, and denote by $\nu(v):=\langle v,...
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$C^k$ one-parameter family of metrics

Consider a smooth Riemannian manifold $M$ and a $C^k$ one-parameter family of Riemannian metrics $g_t$ on $M$. Here $k$ could be any integer, $k$ could be infinity, when the one-parameter family $g_t$ ...
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Reference: Betti Numbers of the free loop space are finite

let $M$ be a compact, simply connected Riemannian manifold with dimension $< \infty$. I'm looking for a reference that $$ \dim H_k(\Lambda M, \mathbb{Z}) < \infty, $$ is true in that case. Here ...
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Long time existence of Ricci flow on compact surfaces of negative curvature

Is there a long time existence for the Ricci flow on compact negatively curved surfaces? I just read that the normalized Ricci flow has a long time solution converging to a metric of constant negative ...
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Equivalence of Harmonic Maps and Conformal Maps on Genus-0 closed surfaces

By the uniformization theorem, for every genus-0 closed surface $\mathcal{M}\subset\mathbb{R}^3$, there is a conformal map $f:\mathcal{M}\rightarrow \mathbb{S}^2$. Furthermore consider the Dirichlet ...
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Green's function on sphere

Consider radial (normal) coordinates on a sphere $S^n, n \geq 2$. Let the "origin" be the north pole $(0, 0,..., 1)$ and the coordinates be denoted by $(r, \theta)$. We know that the Laplacian $\...
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kahler einstein metric for exceptional compact type hermitian symmetric space

Can anyone write down the kahler einstein metric for exceptional compact type hermitian symmetric spaces($\frac{E_6}{SO(10)*SO(2)}$ and $\frac{E_7}{E_6*SO(2)}$). I can find the bergmann kernel for ...
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Existence of smooth proper functions with bounded derivatives on manifolds

Suppose $M$ is a complete Finsler manifold of finite dimension. Is there always a smooth proper real-valued function $f$ on $M$ so that the norms of the first and second derivative are bounded ? The ...
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The completeness assumption in some comparison theorems in Riemannian geometry

There is a family of comparison theorems in Riemannian geometry (Rauch, Günther-Bishop, Gromov, Toponogov-Cheng) that all rely on two hypotheses: some boundedness of the sectional or Ricci curvature, ...
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Equivariant exponential map on Hilbert manifolds

Let $M$ be a Hilbert Riemannian manifold and $G$ a finite-dimensional Lie group acting on $M$. It is well-known that when $M$, too, is finite-dimensional $$\exp_p: U \subset T_pM \rightarrow \exp_p(U) ...