In this paper, we investigate the geometric properties of random hyperbolic surfaces of large genus. We describe the relationship
between the behavior of lengths of simple closed geodesics on a hyperbolic surface and properties of the moduli space of such surfaces. First, we study the asymptotic behavior of Weil-Petersson volume Vg,n of the moduli spaces of hyperbolic surfaces of genus
g with n punctures as g → ∞. Then we discuss basic geometric properties of a random hyperbolic surface of genus g with respect
to the Weil-Petersson measure as g → ∞.
We study the mean curvature evolution of smooth, closed, twoconvex hypersurfaces in Rn+1 for n ≥ 3.Within this framework we
effect a reconciliation between the flow with surgeries—recently constructed by Huisken and Sinestrari in [HS3]—and the wellknown
weak solution of the level-set flow: we prove that the two solutions agree in an appropriate limit of the surgery parameters and in a precise quantitative sense. Our proof relies on geometric estimates for certain Lp-norms of the mean curvature which are of independent interest even in the setting of classicalmean curvature flow. We additionally show how our construction can be used to
pass these estimates to limits and produce regularity results for the weak solution.
We prove a 2-categorical analogue of a classical result of Drinfeld: there is a one-to-one correspondence between connected, simply connected Poisson Lie 2-groups and Lie 2-bialgebras. In fact, we also prove that there is a one-to-one correspondence between
connected, simply connected quasi-Poisson 2-groups and quasi-Lie 2-bialgebras. Our approach relies on a “universal lifting theorem”
for Lie 2-groups: an isomorphism between the graded Lie algebras of multiplicative polyvector fields on the Lie 2-group on one hand
and of polydifferentials on the corresponding Lie 2-algebra on the other hand.
On the manifoldM(M) of all Riemannian metrics on a compact manifold M, one can consider the natural L2-metric as described
first by . In this paper we consider variants of this metric, which in general are of higher order. We derive the geodesic equations;
we show that they are well-posed under some conditions and induce a locally diffeomorphic geodesic exponential mapping. We
give a condition when Ricci flow is a gradient flow for one of these metrics.
We study the isoperimetric structure of asymptotically flat Riemannian 3-manifolds (M, g) that are C0-asymptotic to Schwarzschild
of mass m > 0. Refining an argument due to H. Bray, we obtain an effective volume comparison theorem in Schwarzschild.
We use it to show that isoperimetric regions exist in (M, g) for all sufficiently large volumes, and that they are close to centered
coordinate spheres. This implies that the volume-preserving stable constant mean curvature spheres constructed by G. Huisken and
S.-T. Yau as well as R. Ye as perturbations of large centered coordinate spheres minimize area among all competing surfaces that
enclose the same volume. This confirms a conjecture of H. Bray. Our results are consistent with the uniqueness results for volumepreserving stable constant mean curvature surfaces in initial data sets obtained by G. Huisken and S.-T. Yau and strengthened by J. Qing and G. Tian. The additional hypotheses that the surfaces be spherical and far out in the asymptotic region in their results are not necessary in our work.