Mathematisches Institut der Uni Munster
April 25, 2008 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location
We consider a very simple curvature condition: Given constant c and a dimension n we say that a manifold (M; g) satises the condition (c; n) is if the scalar curvature is bounded below by c times the norm of the Weyl curvature. We show that in each large even dimensions there is precisely one constant c = c(n) > 0 such that this condition is invariant under the Ricci ow. The condition behaves very similar to scalar curvature under conformal transformations and we indicate how this can be utilized to get a large source of examples. Finally we speculate what kind singularities should develop under the Ricci ow.
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