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Solutions to Ricci flow whose scalar curvature is bounded in L^p.

The aim of this project is to understand singularities of the Ricci flow in four dimensions if we assume restrictions on the topology and / or geometry of the solutions we are considering.

In particular we will consider the cases:

  1. \(R\le \frac{c}{(T-t)^\alpha}\) for some small \(\alpha >0\),
  2.  \(\int_M\mid R\mid^p<c\) for all \(t\in\left[0,T\right)\) for some fixed large \(p>0\),

where \(R\) denotes the scalar curvature.

Using estimates / results / ideas from previous works we aim to show that in certain cases this restricts the type of singularities that may occur as \(t\to T\).


Publications

We consider solutions to Ricci flow defined on manifolds M for a time interval (0,T) whose Ricci curvature is bounded uniformly in time

from below, and for which the norm of the full curvature tensor at time t  is bounded by c/t for some fixed constant c>1 for all t in (0,T).

From previous works, it is known that if the solution is complete for all times t>0, then there is a limit metric space (M,d_0), as time t approaches zero. We show : if there is a region V on which (V,d_0) is smooth, then the solution can be extended smoothly to time zero on V.

 

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In this paper, we study the stability of the conical Kähler-Ricci flows on Fano manifolds. That is, if there exists a conical Kähler-Einstein metric with cone angle $2\pi\beta$ along the divisor, then for any $\beta'$ sufficiently close to $\beta$, the corresponding conical Kähler-Ricci flow converges to a conical Kähler-Einstein metric with cone angle $2\pi\beta'$ along the divisor. Here, we only use the condition that the Log Mabuchi energy is bounded from below. This is a weaker condition than the properness that we have adopted to study the convergence before. As corollaries, we give parabolic proofs of Donaldson's openness theorem and his existence conjecture for the conical Kähler-Einstein metrics with positive Ricci curvatures.

 

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In this paper, we study the limiting flow of conical Kähler-Ricci flows when the cone angles tend to $0$. We prove the existence and uniqueness of this limiting flow with cusp singularity on compact Kähler manifold $M$ which carries a smooth hypersurface $D$ such that the twisted canonical bundle $K_M+D$ is ample. Furthermore, we prove that this limiting flow converge to a unique cusp Kähler-Einstein metric.

 

JournalAnnali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata (1923 -)
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We consider the long-time behaviour of the mean curvature flow of spacelike hypersurfaces in the Lorentzian product manifold M×R, where M is asymptotically flat. If the initial hypersurface F0⊂M×R is uniformly spacelike and asymptotic to M×{s} for some s∈R at infinity, we show that the mean curvature flow starting at F0 exists for all times and converges uniformly to M×{s} as t→∞.

 

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21Stability and instability of Einstein manifolds with prescribed asymptotic geometry29Curvature flows without singularities30Nonlinear evolution equations on singular manifolds31Solutions to Ricci flow whose scalar curvature is bounded in Lp.

In this paper, we study the long-time behavior of modified Calabi flow to study the existence of generalized Kähler-Ricci soliton. We first give a new expression of the modified $K$-energy and prove its convexity along weak geodesics. Then we extend this functional to some finite energy spaces. After that, we study the long-time behavior of modified Calabi flow.

 

JournalThe Journal of Geometric Analysis
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In this paper, by providing the uniform gradient estimates for approximating equations, we prove the existence, uniqueness and regularity of conical parabolic complex Monge-Ampère equation with weak initial data. As an application, we obtain a regularity estimate, that is, any $L^{\infty}$-solution of the conical complex Monge-Ampère equation admits the $C^{2,\alpha,\beta}$-regularity.

 

JournalCalculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations
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Given a three-dimensional Riemannian manifold containing a ball with an explicit lower bound on its Ricci curvature and positive lower bound on its volume, we use Ricci flow to perturb the Riemannian metric on the interior to a nearby Riemannian metric still with such lower bounds on its Ricci curvature and volume, but additionally with uniform bounds on its full curvature tensor and all its derivatives. The new manifold is near to the old one not just in the Gromov-Hausdorff sense, but also in the sense that the distance function is uniformly close to what it was before, and additionally  we have Hölder/Lipschitz equivalence of the old and new manifolds.

 

 

One consequence is that we obtain a local bi-Hölder correspondence between Ricci limit spaces in three dimensions and smooth manifolds.

 

 

This is more than a complete resolution of the three-dimensional case of the conjecture of Anderson-Cheeger-Colding-Tian, describing how Ricci limit spaces in three dimensions must be homeomorphic to manifolds, and we obtain this in the most general, locally non-collapsed case.

 

 

The proofs build on results and ideas  from recent papers of Hochard and the current authors.

 

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Team Members

Dr. Jiawei Liu
Researcher
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
jiawei.liu(at)ovgu.de

Wolfgang Meiser
Doctoral student
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
wolfgang.meiser(at)ovgu.de

Prof. Dr. Miles Simon
Project leader
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
miles.simon(at)ovgu.de

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