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### Laplacian eigenfunction $L^p$ norms

Suppose I have a compact surface (possibly with boundary), and consider the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian, normalized so that their $L^2$ norms are $1.$ Is there some general result or conjecture on ...
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### Recovering Spherical Harmonics from Discrete Samples

Consider a collection of $N$ points on the 2-sphere chosen uniformly at random. Let's say that there's an edge between two such vertices if their geodesic distance is less than $r_N$. The resulting ...
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### Laplacian on manifolds with corners

So far I've studied smooth riemannian manifolds and the Laplace-Beltrami operator associated to it. Therefore I know basic theorems like Stoke's theorem, divergence theorem, green's identities etc. ...
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### Spectrum of Laplacian in non-compact manifolds

What can be said about the spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a non-compact, complete Riemannian manifold of finite volume? For example, is the point spectrum non-empty? What would be a ...
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### Avoiding integers in the spectrum of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface

Let $\Sigma^2$ be an orientable compact surface of genus $gen(\Sigma)\geq2$, and denote by $\mathcal M(\Sigma)$ the moduli space of hyperbolic metrics on $\Sigma$, i.e., Riemannian metrics of constant ...
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### Asymptotic of the heat kernel

This is the same question I asked in stackexchange: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/519152/asymptotic-of-the-heat-kernel I read Proposition 3.23(page 101) in Rosenberg's book "The Laplacian ...
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### regularity of eigenfunctions of Schrödinger Operator

Hello, I consider a compact and connected (smooth) Riemannian manofold $(M,g)$. I'm interested in the eigenfunctions of the SchrÃ¶dinger Operator $L=-\Delta+ V$ acting on (smooth) functions. Do you ...
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### Gap between first two nonzero Laplacian eigenvalues on closed compact surface?

Much has been said about bounds on Laplacian eigenvalues, and the literature can be tough to sort through! I am specifically interested in the case where the domain is a closed compact surface, and am ...
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### Distance between probability amplitude functions

Suppose we have two probability measures $P_1$ and $P_2$ on some Riemannian manifold $(\Sigma,g)$. There are many potential distance measures between $P_1$ and $P_2$: The Wasserstein distance For ...
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### Relationship between Green's function and geodesic distance?

I am interested in showing that a certain Green's function can be used to approximate the distance function on a Riemannian manifold in the following sense. Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and ...
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### Exotic spectrum of Laplace operator

Given a closed Riemannian manifold and a generalized Laplace $\Delta$ operator, it is well known that $\Delta$ has discrete spectrum $(\lambda_n)_n$ (arranged in a increasing way, not counting ...
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### Global Lichnerowicz Formula Proof (in the Kahler case)?

For a Kahler manifold $M$, let us denote its Dirac operator $\overline{\partial} + \overline{\partial}^\ast$, with respect to a metric $g$, by $D$. Moreover, let us dentoe the Levi-Civita connection ...
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### The first eigenvalue of the laplacian for complex projective space

What is the exact value of the first eigenvalue of the laplacian for complex projective space viewed as $SU(n+1)/S(U(1)\times U(n))$?
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### Estimates for the diameter of a (nice) surface?

The Question Let $M$ be a compact, connected, orientable surface without boundary of bounded genus smoothly embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$; define the diameter $d_M$ of $M$ as the maximum minimal ...
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### How to construct a scalar differential operator having the same spectrum as a non-scalar differential operator exploiting symmetries?

I am interested in eigenvalue problems for differential operators acting on one forms on closed two-dimensional manifolds and how they relate to eigenvalue problems of associated operators acting on ...
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### Growth of Laplacian eigenvalues on a compact domain?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and let $\Delta$ be the (scalar) Laplace-Beltrami operator on $\\mathcal{M}$. Then $\Delta$ has a discrete spectrum and if we order its distinct ...
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### High multiplicity eigenvalue implies symmetry?

It is well known that on any compact Riemannian symmetric space $X$, the eigenvalues of the Laplacian have very high multiplicity (comparable with the Weyl bound), and the resulting actions ...
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### Symmetric spaces, Horocycle spaces and intertwining operators

Let $G=KAN$ be an Iwasawa decomposition of a connected semisimple Lie group with finite center. Let us assume for simplicity that the associated symmetric space $G/K$ has rank 1. Harish-Chandras ...
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### eigenvalue problem on the geodesic ball of sphere

I have a question about eigenvalue problem on the geodesic ball in $n$-dimensional sphere $\mathbb{S}^n\subset\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Consider the eigenvalue problem in the geodesic ball ...
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### Estimating laplace-beltrami spectra for a graph surface in $R^3$

Consider a surface $\Gamma$ in $R^3$. The surface $\Gamma$ is a graph, i.e. $\Gamma = (x,y, h(x,y))$, for $x \in R^2$ and some smooth function $h$, where $h$ and all its derivatives are periodic on ...
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### Controlling the Second Eigenvalue of a Schrödinger Operator

Consider a bounded domain $\Omega$ (with smooth boundary) in some Riemannian $n$-manifold $M^n$. Let $L$ be the operator $$L=\Delta+V$$ where $\Delta$ is the Laplace-beltrami operator on $M$ (so is ...
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### Trapped rays bouncing between two convex bodies

At some point during my research I was confronted with this problem, but I did not dedicate serious time to it. Anyway it stayed in the back of my mind and I'm still interested in hints for it. ...
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### The smallest Laplace-Beltrami eigenvalue on hyperbolic surfaces

For $g\geq 2$, let $M_g$ be the moduli space of genus $g$ hyperbolic surfaces, and let $\lambda_1(S_x): M_g \to \mathbb{R}$ be the smallest eigenvalue of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on the surface ...
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### Is there a name for this differential operator and/or its corresponding spectrum?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a real, compact, orientable manifold and let $X$ be a vector field on $\mathcal{M}$. Consider the functional $$E(f) = \int_{\mathcal{M}} X_p(f)^2 dV$$ where $X_p(f)$ is the ...
What's the most natural way to establish the asymptotics of $\Delta$ on a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ of dimension $N$? The asymptotics should be  \#\{v < A^2\} = ...