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### Gauss Bonnett on a flat surface with border

I'm reading "Euler Characteristics of Teichmuller Curves in genus two" by Matt Bainbridge and there's a point I don't understand in the proof of theorem 5.5. Maybe you can help me clarify it.
Let $Y,...

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### When can a Connection Induce a Riemannian Metric for which it is the Levi-Civita Connection?

As we all know, for a Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, there exists a unique torsion free connection $\nabla_g$, the Levi-Civita connection, that is compatible witht metric.
I was wondering if one can ...

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### Twisting Spinor Bundles with Line Bundles

In a paper I am reading, the following framework was given: Let $S$ be a spinor bundle, over a Riemannian manifold $M$, with Clifford action
$$
c:S \otimes \Omega^1(M) \to S.
$$
Moreover, let $E$ be ...

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### Chebyshev net in 3D

I would like to know the reasons why the existance of Chebyshev net in 3D-case is problematic.
This question boils down to the PDE described below.
(I do not know much about PDEs, so feel free to say ...

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### Does every smooth manifold admit a metric with bounded geometry and uniform growth?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, $g_M$ a Riemannian metric, and consider for $x\in M$ the volume growth function, $gr_x$ that maps $r>0$ to the volume $vol_{g_M}(B(x,r))$. My interest is to see ...

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### Parallel transport of a manifold logarithm

Let $x$ and $y$ denote two points on a Riemannian manifold $M$ and let $\log_xy$ denote the logarithmic map (corresponding to a given metric) applied to $y$ at $x$. Also, let $P^{x\rightarrow y}$ ...

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### k-flats in homogeneous spaces

In a symmetric space of rank $k$ (and I'll take $k > 1$) every geodesic is contained in a $k$-flat: a totally geodesic, flat, connected, and closed submanifold of dimension $k$.
Question. Are ...

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### Smoothness of the closest point on a submanifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth Riemannian manifold, and let $S \subseteq M$ be a compact submanifold.
Assume that for each $p \in M$, there exist a unique closest point on $S$, i.e a unique point $\tilde s(...

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### Alternative definitions of Sobolev spaces on non-compact Riemannian manifolds

SHORT VERSION: Does the Meyers-Serrin theorem hold on complete, non-compact Riemannian manifolds, i.e. $W^{k,p}(M) = H^{k,p}(M)$? My guess is that this holds for the special case $k=1$ (and all $p\geq ...

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### Short examples that are/are not quantum-ergodic

Are there any considerably short examples of manifolds that are/aren't quantum ergodic, or quantum unique ergodic?
Note that a (compact) Riemannian manifold is said to be quantum ergodic if almost ...

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### Does every Zoll metric on $\mathbb{S}^2$ arise from a perturbation of the round metric?

The introduction here states 'A formal perturbation argument
of Funk later indicated that, modulo isometries and rescalings, the general Zoll
metric on $\mathbb{S}^2$ depends on one odd function $f:\...

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### Comparison of angles in Alexandrov space

Let $X$ be a finite dimensional Alexandrov space with curvature bounded below. Let $p\in X$ be a fixed point.
Is it true that for any $\varepsilon >0$ there exists $\delta>0$ such that for any $...

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### $L^2$-estimate for an elliptic equation

Given $(M, g)$ a compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n \geq 3$, we consider the following equation for the function $\phi$:
$$
-\Delta \phi + R \phi + \tau^2 \phi^{N-1} = \frac{A^2}{\phi^{N+1}}
...

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### First eigenvalue for strictly convex domains

Let $M^n$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with boundary, suppose 1). $Ric(M)\ge (n-1)$ and 2). the principle curvatures of the boundary is bounded from below by $h\ge 0$. Is there any results on the ...

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### Fisher metric for shift-invariant probabilities

I'm just discovering what seems to be the tremendous heuristic value of the (century-old, more or less) canonical Riemannian metric (Fisher metric) on the $n$-dimensional simplex $\Sigma_n:=\{(p_i)_{i=...

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### Can a Riemannian metric be analytic in non-analytically different coordinates?

Suppose I have two coordinates on the same (subset of a) Riemannian manifold.
If the metric tensor is analytic in both coordinates, is the change of variables between them necessarily analytic?
In ...

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### Decomposition of pullback metric

Let $(M^3,g)$ be a complete riemannian manifold and $\Sigma ^2\subset M^3$ a embedded minimal compact surface. Consider the immersion $\phi: \Sigma \times [0,\varepsilon)\to M$ given by
$$\phi(p,t)=\...

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### Question on Weil-Petersson metric on Teichmuller space

I'm reading Ahlfors' original articles about Weil-Petersson metric: "Some remarks on Teichmüller's space of Riemann surfaces" and "Curvature properties of Teichmüller's space".
The tangent space at ...

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### Why is it easy to compute the first and fourth moments for random chord length in a convex solid?

Recently I was led to some considerations in geometric probability, a field pretty far from any specialization of mine. (Context: I was working with a collaborator on a question about mean escape ...

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### A connection on $Hom( E,E)$ whose parallel transport is compatible to parallel transport of $E$

According to the answer of Sebastan and previous edit of Ben McKay I revise my post as follows:
Assume that $E$ is a vector bundle over a manifold $M$ with a connection $\nabla$.
Is there a (...

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### Recover Embedding from Metric

Suppose that $M$ is an embedded sub-manifold of $D$-dimensional Euclidean space $E^D$, with embedding $\phi:M \hookrightarrow E^D$; the embedding is not explicitly known.
And suppose that I know ...

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### When Spectrum of Laplacian in a non-compact manifold is infinite and discrete?

We know that the spectrum of Laplacian in compact smooth manifolds are discrete and infinite.
There is a question about spectrum of Laplacian in non-compact case in mathoverflow,
Spectrum of ...

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### Isometric embedding of SO(3) into an euclidean space

Consider $SO(3)$ with its bi-invariant metric and $R^n$ the euclidean space of dimension $n$. What is the minimal value of $n$ such that there exists an isometric embedding $f: SO(3) \to R^n$?

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### Is a G-invariant metric always Kähler-Einstein?

Suppose there is a Hermitian symmetric space of compact type $X$. It is realized in the following way: $X\hookrightarrow\mathbb{P}^N$ and equipped with the induced Fubini-Study metric $g$.
What's ...

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### asymptotic behavior of Lipschitz constants of sectional curvature

I'm studying the paper "Measure Concentration and the Topology of Positively-Curved Riemannian Manifolds" (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1402.4947v1.pdf) and I have some problem in understanding the proof of ...

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### Reference: Finsler Derivative?

On the wikipedia page "Generalizations of derivative" the author mentions: " in Finsler geometry, one studies spaces which look locally like Banach spaces. Thus one might want a derivative with some ...

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### How do spectrums interact with bi-Lipschitz maps?

If it makes things simple, we can just stick to bi-Lipschitz maps from $S^k \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^d$ (w.r.t geodesic distance on the sphere with the standard round metric and the $2-$norm on the ...

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### Counting limit cycles via curvature in Riemannian geometry

In this post we would like to give a possible new approach to the second part of the Hilbert 16th problem
First we give a short introduction:
A quadratic system is a polynomial vector field on ...

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### Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than Hyper-Kahler ALE 4-manifolds?

Concerning my previous question Non simply connected HyperKähler 4-manifolds without ALE metrics the following question occurred to me:
Is there any open Ricci-flat ALE 4-manifold other than ...

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### The radially symmetric isoperimetric problem

A solution to the $l$-isoperimetric problem on a Riemannian surface $(M,g)$ is a smooth closed curve $\gamma \subset M$ of length $l$ which minimizes the isoperimetric constant:
$$h(\gamma) = \frac{l}{...

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### Question on period map, Gauss-Manin connection and complex coordinates of $\mathcal{H}^1(k)$

Let $\mathcal{L}_g$ be the space of abelian differentials on Riemann surfaces of genus $g\ge 2$ and $\mathcal{TH}_g:=\mathcal{L}_g/Diff_0^+(S_g)$ be the Teichmuller space of abelian differentials on ...

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### An answer to this system of PDE's

Planning of the question:
Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and $TM$ be its tangent bundle
The isotropic almost complex structures $J_{\delta , \sigma}$ were introduced by Aguilar on the ...

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### Euler characteristic, Gauss-Bonnet, and a product formula

I know very little about the Pfaffian or how it works, and I'm new at Riemannian geometry in general. But I was wondering if there is some way to make this "intuitive" argument for the fact that a ...

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### Gravitational instantons metric (change variables)

I'm trying to understand the paper by Hitchin called: ''Polygons and gravitons". I'm stuck at page 471. At this point, he does some computations and obtains a metric:
$$
\gamma dz d\bar{z}+\gamma^{...

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### A Geometric proof of the Gauss Lucas theorem

Motivated by a geometric proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra we ask:
Is there a geometric proof for the Gauss-Lucas theorem ?Since we are working on a half plane, can one imagine a possible ...

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### Algebraic (semi-) Riemannian geometry ?

I hope these are not to vague questions for MO.
Is there an analog of the concept of a Riemannian metric, in algebraic geometry?
Of course, transporting things literally from the differential ...

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### Clarification on Étienne Ghys' “Feuilletages riemanniens sur les variétés simplement connexes” paper

I apologize for this type of question, but I'm having some trouble to understand remark 3.4(4) on page 212 of this article, that reads
The restriction of $\overline{\mathcal{G}}$ (the foliation ...

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### Ricci curvature and killing form

Motivated by this question we ask:
Is there any relation between the Ricci curvature of a Lie group and the killing form of its Lie algebra?Under what conditions, they are proportional to each ...

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### sequence of graphs converge in the sense of varifold to multiplicity 2 plane

Say in $R^3$, is there a sequence of smooth graphs $f_n$ over some plane P, such that the graphs as submanifolds in $R^3$ converge in the sense of varifold (as Radon measures on $R^3 \times Gr(2,3)$ ) ...

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### Curvature of a Lie group

Since a lie group is a manifold with the structure of a continuous group, then each point of the manifold [Edit: provided we fix a metric, for example an invariant or bi-invariant one] has some scalar ...

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### Questions on J. F. Nash's answer about his errors in the proof of embedding theorem

In the interview of John Nash taken by Christian Skau and Martin Gaussen, in EMS Newsletter, September, 2015 when asked
Is it true, as rumours have it, that
you started to work on the embedding ...

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### Existence of a brake geodesic on a non compact Riemannian mfd

I am interested how to find a geodesic (if it exists) on a Riemann manifold s.t.
the geodesic connects 2 different points on the edge of the manifold
the metric is positive definite everywhere on ...

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### minimal surfaces in $S^n$

Thanks to Choi-Schoen theorem, we know that the space of embedded minimal surfaces into $S^3$ of fixed genus is compact. My question are simples:
Can we remove the embeddness assumption?
Can we ...

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### Are there some intrinsic invariants of surfaces other than Gaussian curvature?

The principal curvatures of a surface is denoted by $\kappa_{1}, \kappa_{2}$.
Let $P(x,y)$ be a polynomial with real coefficients. Assume that $P(\kappa_{1}, \kappa_{2})$ is an intrinsically ...

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### $W^{1, p}(M, N)$ path-connected if and only if $C^0(M, N)$ is path-connected

I'm asked to show that for compact, smooth Riemmanian manifolds $M$, $N$ we have that $W^{1,p}(M,N)$ is path-connected if and only if $C^0(M,N)$ is path-connected. The theorem (0.1) is taken from "...

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### Are harmonic mappings of Riemannian manifolds always non-singular outside a set of measure zero?

Let $(M,g)$ be an $n$-dimensional, connected, compact, oriented, smooth Riemannian manifold with boundary. Assume we are given an immersion $f \colon M \to \mathbb{R}^n$ (note that $n=\dim M$).
Let $...

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### Example of steady Ricci soliton whith indefinite or nonpositive Ricci curvature

I am looking for example of steady Ricci soliton with indefinite or nonpositive Ricci curvature.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks!

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### If $f$ is dynamically coherent, is there a unique invariant foliation tangent to $E^{c}$?

Let $f$ be a diffeomorphism of a closed manifold $M$ such that $f$ is partially hyperbolic if the tanget bundle of $M$, $TM$ splits into three invariant sub-bunbles
$$
TM = E^{s} \oplus E^{c} \oplus ...

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### Yamaguchi submersion theorem

Let me remind first a theorem of Yamaguchi (1996).
Given $n\in \mathbb{N}, \mu_0>0$. Then there exist $\delta_n>0$ and $\epsilon_n(\mu_0)>0$ with the following property. Let $X$ be an $n$-...

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### Differentiability of geodesics in Alexandrov subspaces of Riemannian manifolds

Let $M$ be a smooth Riemannian manifold. Let $X\subset M$ be a closed path connected subset which has curvature bounded below in the sense of Alexandrov with respect to the induced intrinsic metric. ...