In this note, we study submanifold geometry of the Atiyah--Hitchin manifold, a double cover of the 2-monopole moduli space, which plays an important role in various settings such as the supersymmetric background of string theory. When the manifold is naturally identified as the total space of a line bundle over S^2, the zero section is a distinguished minimal 2-sphere of considerable interest. In particular, there has been a conjecture about the uniqueness of this minimal 2-sphere among all closed minimal 2-surfaces. We show that this minimal 2-sphere satisfies the ``strong stability condition" proposed in our earlier work, and confirm the global uniqueness as a corollary.
We identify a strong stability condition on minimal submanifolds that implies uniqueness and dynamical stability properties. In particular, we prove a uniqueness theorem and a dynamical stability theorem of the mean curvature flow for minimal submanifolds that satisfy this condition. The latter theorem states that the mean curvature flow of any other submanifold in a neighborhood of such a minimal submanifold exists for all time, and converges exponentially to the minimal one. This extends our previous uniqueness and stability theorem which applies only to calibrated submanifolds of special holonomy ambient manifolds.
In this article, we continue the work in Guan-Li and study a normalized hypersurface flow in the more general ambient setting of warped product spaces. This flow preserves the volume of the bounded domain enclosed by a graphical hypersurface, and monotonically decreases the hypersurface area. As an application, the isoperimetric problem in warped product spaces is solved for such domains.
There are two important statements regarding the Trautman-Bondi mass at null infinity: one is the positivity, and the other
is the Bondi mass loss formula, which are both global in nature. The positivity of the quasi-local mass can potentially lead to a local description at null infinity. This is confirmed for the Vaidya spacetime in this note. We study the Wang-Yau quasi-local mass on surfaces of fixed size at the null infinity of the Vaidya spacetime. The optimal embedding equation is solved explicitly and the quasi-local mass is evaluated in terms of the mass aspect function of the Vaidya spacetime.
F. BAUERMax Planck Institute for Mathematics in the SciencesF. CHUNGUniversity of California, San DiegoYong LinRenmin University of ChinaYuan LiuInstitute of Computational Mathematics and Scientific/Engineering Computing. Chinese Academy of Sciences
CombinatoricsGeometric Analysis and Geometric Topologymathscidoc:1804.06006
PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY, 145, 2033-2042, 2017.1
What is the shape of a uniformly massive object that generates a gravitational
potential equivalent to that of two equal point-masses? If the weight of each point-mass is
sufficiently small compared to the distance between the points then the answer is a pair of balls
of equal radius, one centered at each of the two points, but otherwise it is a certain domain of
revolution about the axis passing through the two points. The existence and uniqueness of such
a domain is known, but an explicit parameterization is known only in the plane where the region
is referred to as a Neumann oval. We construct a four-dimensional “Neumann ovaloid”, solving
explicitly this inverse potential problem.
We study singular Hermitian metrics on vector bundles. There are two main
results in this paper. The first one is on the coherence of the higher rank analogue of multiplier
ideals for singular Hermitian metrics defined by global sections. As an application, we show
the coherence of the multiplier ideal of some positively curved singular Hermitian metrics whose
standard approximations are not Nakano semipositive. The aim of the second main result is to
determine all negatively curved singular Hermitian metrics on certain type of vector bundles, for
example, certain rank 2 bundles on elliptic curves.