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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Hamiltonian polar action with Lagrangian section

I am looking for examples of Hamiltonian polar isometric actions of a compact Lie group on a Kahler-Einstein (or perhaps just Kahler) manifold, that admits a Lagrangian section. Recall that an ...
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Discretization of a complete manifold

Suppose $M$ is a complete Riemannian manifold with very large injectivity radius (say larger than $100$) and $\left\lbrace x_i: i \in I\right\rbrace$ is a maximal $1$-separated subset of $M$. Is ...
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Isometric embedding of a neighbourhood of a totally real submanifold in a Kähler manifold

Hallo, Let $(M,J,\omega)$ be a real-analytic Kähler manifold. Let furthermore $A \subset M$ be a real analytic, totally real, Lagrangian submanifold and set $g := h|_{A}$. Where $h$ is the Kähler ...
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Different complexifications of a real analytic Riemannian manifold

Hi, I have a question concerning the complexification of a real analytic Riemannian manifold. Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. It is a well knwon fact that in a neighbourhood $U$ of the ...
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Is the set of all smoothed closed simple curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ a manifold?

In the studies of active contours they describe the set of all simple smooth closed curves on $\mathbb{R}^2$ to be a Riemannian Manifold $M$. The tangent space at a curve $c$, $T_cM$ is a set of ...
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Real analytic submanifolds of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$

Hallo, Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian $k$-dim real analytic submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Is it true that $M$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ looks locally (in a small neigbourhood around some point in $M$) as ...
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Isometric embedding of a compact Lie Group in $M(n,\mathbb{C})$

Greetings, Let $G$ be a compact Lie group with a bi-invariant inner product $h$ on it. Can one embedd $G$ in $M(n,\mathbb{C})$ isometrically for some $n \in \mathbb{N}$. By isometrically I mean that ...
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What are the Dirac operators on $S^1$?

This is crossposted at stack exchange as http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/248391/dirac-operators-on-s1. I am trying to understand the Dirac operators associated to the 2 spinor bundles on ...
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Isometric embedding of a real-analytic Riemannian manifold in a compact Kähler manifold

Hallo, It is a known fact that any real-analytic Riemannian manifold $M$ admits a isometric embedding in a Kähler manifold $\Omega$, where $M$ is totally real in $\Omega$. Of $\Omega$ can be taught ...
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“Homogeneity” of the Hopf fibration $S^7\to S^{15}\to S^8$ [closed]

My question has to do with an apparent contradiction I get regarding the Hopf fibration $S^7\to S^{15}\to S^8$. Namely, the two following statements cannot be true at the same time (but I do not see ...
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Are there countably many diffeomorphism classes of finite radius balls of complete Riemannian manifolds?

Suppose $M$ is a smooth complete Riemannian manifold and $x$ is a point in $M$. For any positive radius $r$ we consider the open ball $B(x,r)$ centered at $x$ with radius $r$. If we ignore the ...
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What are first eigenfunctions of Laplacian for $CP^n$ with Fubini-Study metric?

I know the round $n$-sphere has $f_i=\cos(dist(e_i, x))$ as the set of first eigenfunctions for $e_i=(0, \cdots, 1, \cdots, 0)\in \mathbb R^{n+1}$. i.e. $\Delta f_i=\lambda_1 f$, where $\lambda_1$ is ...
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Has the notion of “space” been reconsidered in 20th century?

The original title, "has the bases of geometry been reconsidered in 20th century" of this question refers to Riemann's paper "On the Hypotheses which lie at the Bases of Geometry", an English version ...
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About Thom Theorem (representation submanifold for $H_{n-2}(M^n)$)

Recall Thom theorem : If $M^n$ is a smooth orientable closed manifold then any homology class in $H_{n-2}(M)$ is represented by the fundamental class of a smooth submanifold. And in the Harper and ...
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Berger's theorem on Riemannian holonomy applied to the orthogonal frame bundle.

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and $TM$ be its tangent bundle. Given a initial point-vector $(x,v) \in TM$ and a curve $\alpha:[0,1] \to M$ starting at $x$ we can parallel transport $(x,v)$ ...
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Intuition for Levi-Civita connection?

Levi-Civita connection is usually defined as the unique connection which is torsion free and preserves metric. Question Is there some intuitively transparent constructive way to define it (or ...
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volume of exceptional group orbits

Assume that $G$ is a compact group acting by isometries on a (compact) Riemannian manifold (M,g), with principal orbits of dimension $d>0$. For $x\in M$, let $G(x)$ denote the $G$-orbit of $x$, by ...
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Polarisation in a nighbourhood of a Lagrangian submanifold

Hallo, Let $(X, \omega)$ be a symplectic manifold of dimension $2n$ and $\omega$ is an exact symplectic form i.e. $\omega = -d\alpha$. Let furthermore $M \subset X$ be a Lagrangian submanifold such ...
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Rotation in Hyperkähler manifolds

Any Hyperkähler manifold has 3 complex structures $I_{1}, I_{2}, I_{3}$. Assume that there is an additional complex structure $J$. Can this be written as $J = aI_{1} + bI_{2} + cI_{3}$, where $(a,b,c) ...
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Green functions on Riemann surfaces

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Rieamnnian surface without boundary and $\Delta_g$ be the Lapalce operator. We note $\lambda_i$ and $\phi_i$ the eigenvalues and eigenunctions of $\Delta_g$. Let also $G_g$ ...
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Relation between Adpted Complex Structure and Hyperkaehler Structure

Hallo, I am reading the paper "Hyperkaehler structures on total spaces of holomorphic cotangent bundles" by Kaledin where he puts a hyperkähler structure on a neigbourhood of the $0$-section in the ...
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Do transvers foliations induce complex structure?

Hallo, I have the following question: Let $M$ smooth analytic manifold of dimension 4n. Assume furthermore that $M$ admits two foliations $A$, $B$, both with leaves of dimension 2n such that the ...
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Differentiation of Logarithm Map in Riemannian Geometry

I have a simple question regarding the differentiation of the logarithm mapping in Riemannian manifolds: Assume that $M$ is a compact Riemannian manifold, isometrically embedded into $\mathbb{R}^n$. ...
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A riemannian manifold with finitely many closed contractible geodesics

By a closed geodesic, I mean a smooth periodic geodesic $\mathbb{R} \rightarrow (M,g)$. I will consider them up to geometric distinction. This means that any two closed geodesics are equivalent if ...
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Holonomy of a Kähler manifold

Hi, I have the following question: Let $(M,J, \omega)$ be a Kähler manifold (not necessary compact). We know that the holonomy group is a subgroup of $U_{n}$. Let $\Omega$ be a constant ($\nabla ...
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Fundamental groups of compact manifolds with non-negative Ricci curvature.

I would like to find an appropriate reference for the following statement: Statement. Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with non-negative Ricci curvature. Then $\pi_1(M)$ is virtually abelian. ...
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Curvature as metric invariant

This is quite well-known: the ONLY metric invariants are curvature, its higher derivatives, and any possible contractions between them. The meaning of an invariant is, to put it simply, a tensor ...
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Perelman's example on nonuniqueness of tangent cones at infinity

Perelman has an example on manifolds with nonunique tangent cones at infinity. The paper is here. It is a complete manifold with positive Ricci curvature, Euclidean volume growth, and quadratic ...
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Open problems about CMC hypersurfaces with symmetries?

Recently, Andrews and Li announced a complete classification of CMC ($H=const.$) tori in $S^3$, confirming a conjecture of Pinkall and Sterling. Their main result is that any such torus is ...
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Exhaustion of an open manifold of bounded curvature and finite volume

In the Cheeger-Gromov paper "On the Characteristic Numbers of Complete Manifolds of Bounded Curvature and Finite Volume", http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~aar/papers/cheegergr1.pdf, the authors make the ...
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Degeneration of riemannian metrics with curvature bounds

In short, I'm curious to know what modes of degeneration of metric might still keep the curvature bounded. More precisely, assume we are keeping the total volume of the manifold fixed and deform the ...
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Star-shaped domain in a space form

Let $M$ be either $\mathbb R^n$, $\mathbb H^n$ or $\mathbb S^n$ and $p\in M$, by a star-shaped domain w.r.t $p$ I mean a connected open subset $\Omega$ in $M$ containing $p$ such that its boundary is ...
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Are negatively pinched manifold locally conformally flat?

One knows that hyperbolic manifolds are locally conformally flat. How about those negatively pinched manifolds, i.e. the sectional curvature $K$ satisfy: $$ -\Lambda \le K \le -\lambda$$ for ...
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Collapsing of Riemannian manifolds with a group action

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold with bounded sectional curvature and $G$ a compact connected Lie group acts smoothly on $M$. Consider the fixed point set $F$, it is of course a submanifold ...
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$J$-holomorphic curve as a minimal surface

The following is a part of the proof of Gromov nonsqueezing theorem. The existence of a $J$-holomorphic curve gives an upper bound for the radius of a symplectically embedded ball. Let $\psi: B(r) ...
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Almost constant bump function

I ran into the following situation and it turned out to be more subtle than it looked. I have a complete Riemannian manifold $M$ and my objective is to construct a sequence of functions $f:M \to ...
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Complete metric on a Riemann surface with punctures

If we have a Riemann surface with punctures of negative Euler characterstisc, how can one define a complete hyperbolic metric? I know that in this case the universal cover is the hyperbolic plane ...
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Volume of a Riemannian manifold and its relation to fundamental group

I am reading a book (Mapping Class Group by Farb and Margalit) and it says (in a proof of one theorem): If $S$ admits a hyperbolic metric (they define such a surface to be of finite area and ...
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Nearly constant curvature implies “nearly isometric” to a space form?

It is well known a Riemannian manifold with constant sectional curvature is a quotient of the Euclidean space, hyperbolic space or sphere. In particular we know how their metric looks like locally. ...
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Sobolev Norm of distance function on Riemannian manifold

Suppose $M$ is a Riemannian manifold with distance function $d:M\times M \rightarrow [0,\infty)$. If it helps let $M$ be a Lie group with finite Haar measure $\mu$ and left invariant metric (like ...
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Extension of groups in Bieberbach's theorem

I am reading de la Harpe's book "Topics in Geometric Group Theory". On page 145, there is a theorem: Let $V$ be a complete $n$-Riemannian manifold with sectional curvature satisfying $K\ge 0$. Then ...
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holomorphic extension of forms

hallo, I have the following question: Let $M$ be a $n-$dimensional complex manifold and $X \subset M$ be a compact $n-$dimensional totally real analytic Riemannian submanifold. Let furthermore ...
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estimate over simply-connected Riemannian manifold with non-positive sectional curvature

Let$M$ be a Complete simply-connected n-dimensional Riemannian manifold with nonpositive curvature,$\Omega $is a open subset of $M$ ...
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Is compact flat manifold cusp cross-sections of a complete finite volume hyperbolic manifold?

Let $M^{n-1}$ be a closed flat manifold. Is it true that there exists a hyperbolic manifold $N^n$ with finite volume such that $M$ is a cusp cross-section of $N$? It was proved in "On the geometric ...
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Minimal distance spheres in complex projective spaces

My question has to do with distance spheres in $\mathbb CP^{n+1}$. I am interested in knowing what is the radius $r$ of a distance sphere $S(r)$ around a point that makes it a minimal submanifold ...
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Totally geodesic submanifold of round sphere

Let $S^n$ be the $n$-dimensional round sphere (i.e. with Riemannian metric of constant curvature +1). Is there any classification result of totally geodesic embedded submanifolds? Are they all round ...
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Negative Einstein manifolds

In Besse's "EInstein manifolds", p. 354, the question is posed if the volume of Einstein metrics on a given compact manifold (normalized such that $Ric=\pm(n-1)g$) take only finitely many values. For ...
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G-structures and complete riemannian manifolds

what are possible fundamental and introductory texts about G-structures ? and where i can find the proof of this proposition: if G(group) acts properly discontinuously on a space X , then G is a ...
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Parallel translation on surfaces

Parallel translation of a vector along a geodesic in a surface is characterized by the following three properties: The vector being transported moves continuously. It has constant norm. It maintains ...
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cone angle at infinity for product of cones

Let $A=\lim_{r \rightarrow +\infty} \frac{Vol(B(o,r))}{\omega_{n} r^{n}}$ for any Riemannian manifold $(\mathbb{M}^{n},g)$ with nonnegative Ricci curvature. Here $\omega_{n}$ is the volume of unit ...