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Linear stability of Einstein metrics and Perelman's lambda-functional for manifolds with conical singularities

Author:
Wang, Changliang
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Mathematics
Degree Supervisor:
Xianzhe Dai
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Mathematics
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

In this thesis, we study linear stability of Einstein metrics and develop the theory of Perelman's lambda-functional on compact manifolds with isolated conical singularities. The thesis consists of two parts. In the first part, inspired by works in [DWW05], [GHP03], and [Wan91], by using a Bochner type argument, we prove that complete Riemannian manifolds with non-zero imaginary Killing spinors are stable, and provide a stability condition for Riemannian manifolds with non-zero real Killing spinors in terms of a twisted Dirac operator. Regular Sasaki-Einstein manifolds are essentially principal circle bundles over Kahler-Einstein manifolds. We prove that if the base space of a regular Sasaki-Einstein manifold is a product of at least two Kahler-Einstein manifolds, then the regular Sasaki-Einstein manifold is unstable. More generally, we show that Einstein metrics on principal torus bundles constructed in [WZ90] are unstable, if the base spaces are products of at least two Kahler-Einstein manifolds.

In the second part, we prove that the spectrum of --4Delta + R consists of discrete eigenvalues with finite multiplicities on a compact Riemannian manifold of dimension n with a single conical singularity, if the scalar curvature of cross section of conical neighborhood is greater than n -- 2. Moreover, we obtain an asymptotic behavior for eigenfunctions near the singularity. As a consequence of these spectrum properties, we extend the theory of Perelman's lambda-functional on smooth compact manifolds to compact manifolds with isolated conical singularities.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (119 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3028rmp
ISBN:
9781369146769
Catalog System Number:
990046969240203776
Rights:
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Copyright Holder:
Changliang Wang
File Description
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