# Questions tagged [non-positive-curvature]

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Let $(M,g_M)$ be a compact Kähler manifold with negative bisectional curvature. Let $\alpha : (S,g_S) \to M$ be a continuous map from a compact Riemannian manifold $(S,g_S)$.
Is $\alpha$ homotopic to ...

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Let $M^n$ be a complete simply connected Riemannian manifold with $\operatorname{sec}_M \leq 0$ (i.e. a Hadamard manifold) and assume that there is a constant $a \geq 0$ such that $\operatorname{sec}...

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Let $G$ be a free Carnot group of homogeneous dimension $d$, equipped with the Carnot–Carathéodory metric. Is $(G,d)$ ever $\operatorname{CAT}(\kappa)$ for some $\kappa\in \mathbb{R}$?

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Suppose $X$ is a $CAT(0)$ space with isolated flats, $\partial X$ its visual boundary and $G$ acts properly discontinuously amd cocompactly on $X$. Must the $G$ action on $\partial X$ have a dense ...

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$\DeclareMathOperator\CAT{CAT}$Let $X$ be a Polish space. When are there known conditions under which $X$'s topology can be metrized by a metric $d$ such that $(X,d)$ is a:
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$\DeclareMathOperator\SL{SL}\DeclareMathOperator\SO{SO}$Crossposted on MSE: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4261809/volume-of-a-geodesic-ball-in-sln-son
Question: What is the volume of a ...

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Let $\mathbb{P}$ be a Borel probability measure on $\mathbb{R}^n$ with $\int_{x \in \mathbb{R}^n} \|x\|^p\mathbb{P}(dx)<\infty$. For which $p\in [1,\infty)$ (other than $p=2$) is the following ...

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Let $\Gamma$ be the set of non-positively curved weighted connected graphs, with finitely many points, which are isometrically embedded in $\mathbb{R}^n$; for some $n\in \mathbb{N}$;$n\geq 2$. ...

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Alekseevski proves for Heintze groups (a special class of solvable Lie groups) that any such group admits a (left-invariant) metric which is isometric to a purely real Heintze group (again equipped ...

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I am interested in the sectional curvatures of the manifold of symmetric positive definite $n \times n$ matrices with the affine metric and more precisely in a tight lower bound. It's fairly well ...

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A geodesic in a proper CAT(0) space is said to be rank 1 if it does not bound a flat half-plane and zero-width if it does not bound a flat strip of any width.
Let $X$ be a geodesically complete CAT(0) ...

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I am starting to study some lecture notes about metric geometry and I would appreciate it if someone could some questions regarding the notion of the tangent cone.
Consider 3 half lines joined by ...

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On paper "Harmonic maps into singular spaces and p-adic superrigidity for lattices in groups of rank one", lemma 8.1, when the author tried to construct finite energy map from Quaternion hyperbolic ...

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In $\mathbb{H}^n$, equipped with its hyperbolic metric of constant curvature $-1$, if we have two points $p,q$ on a common horosphere $\partial S$, then $$d_{\mathbb{H}}(p,q) = 2\sinh^{-1} (d_{\...

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Let $X$ be a rank $1$ symmetric space of non-compact type and $G$ its isometry group. $G$ is a semisimple linear algebraic Lie group of non-compact type with trivial center. Let $\rho$ be a ...

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It is well-known that the completion of a metric space which is homeomorphic to a ball can be very wild; in fact, I think, every compact manifold is the closure of an open ball!
But CAT(0) spaces are ...

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Let $(M,g)$ be a complete simply connected Riemannian manifold with non-positive curvature. Because of the Hopf-Rinow theorem, any two points are connected by a geodesic segment.
Pick three distinct ...

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Let $G$ be a CAT(0) group which acts on the CAT(0) space $X$ properly and cocompactly via isometry. Let $g \in G$ be a hyperbolic isometry of $X$. Then $g$ is called $\textbf{rank one}$ if no axis of $...

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I am studying the tree space of Billera and I do not really understand why it is an Hadamard Space. I have already read L. Billera, S. Holmes, K. Vogtmann, Geometry of the space of phylogenetic trees, ...

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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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I am interested in what is known about the convexity of isoperimetric domains in compact Cartan-Hadamard manifolds (Riemannian manifolds that are complete and simply-connected and have non-positive ...

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I'm reading the classic paper "Harmonic maps into singular spaces and p-adic superrigidity for lattices in groups of rank one" by Gromov-Schoen. In Section 6, they define the notion of F-connectedness ...

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In reading Greg Kuperberg's partial answer to this question Convex hull in CAT(0) ,
I started wondering if the center of gravity is always contained in the closed convex hull.
More precisely, given $...

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Let $A$ be a quasi-convex set in some proper CAT(0) space, $X$, and let $\mbox{Hull}(A)$ be the intersection of all convex sets containing A. Can we conclude that $\mbox{Hull}(A)$ is in some bounded ...

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(Split off from Does every CAT(0) space embed in a measurable integral of $\mathbb{R}$-trees? )
Fix an integer $k \ge 2$, and let
$MC0_k \subset \mathbb{R}^{\binom{k}{2}}$ be the set of possible ...

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Question 1. Does every CAT(0) space embed isometrically inside an integral of $\mathbb{R}$-trees?
Here an integral of $\mathbb{R}$ trees means the set of functions from a measure space $\mathcal{F}$ ...

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Let $X$ be a hadamard space and $\gamma_1, \gamma_2 \colon \mathbb{R}\rightarrow X$ be two geodesics. Part 2 of Coroallary 2.5 in
http://www.iam.uni-bonn.de/fileadmin/WT/Inhalt/people/Karl-...

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Is there a meaningful Fourier analysis of mappings from the discrete cube into CAT(0) spaces?
Examples for what I have in mind:
Fix a CAT(0) space $X$, a mapping $f:\{-1,1\}^n \to X$, and $\...

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It is well-known that expanders are hard to embed into Hilbert (or $\ell^p$) spaces - any embedding of an expander with $n$ vertices has distortion $\Omega(\log n)$.
Can anyone provide a reference (...

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What's a simple example of metric on $R^{3}$ which has negative scalar curvature inside of a (limited) set N, and is equal to the standard (Euclidean) metric outside?
Basically, I am asking for a ...

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Let $M$ be a simply connected manifold that admits a metric of non-positive curvature. For example take $\mathbb{R}^k\times \mathbb{H}^n$. Take $m+1$ points $x_0$, $x_1, \ldots$ $x_m$, $m>k+1$ and ...