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4. Riemannian Geometry

    1. Problem 4.1.

      [W. Tuschmann] What are closed manifolds with almost nonnegative curvature operator? $$ \mbox{Rm} \cdot \mbox{diam}^2 \geq -\epsilon.$$
        • Problem 4.2.

          [W. Ziller] Let $M^3$ be a closed manifold. Outside flat points, it splits locally as $\Sigma \times \mathbb{R}$. Does there exist a collection of totally geodesic flat surfaces $S_1, \cdots, S_k, \cdots $ such that $$M\setminus (S_1 \cup \cdots \cup S_k \cup \cdots ) \mbox{ is } (\Sigma \times \mathbb{R} )/\mbox{group}?$$ where $\Sigma$ is a surface (with possibly finitely or infinitely many components) with boundary a union of closed geodesics. Moreover, if $M$ has nonnegative curvature, then is it diffeomorphic to a lens space?
            • Problem 4.3.

              [J. Lott] Let $M_\epsilon =M\times_{S^1} (\epsilon S^1)$. As $\epsilon \to 0$, is Riem(Curvature Operator) bounded below?
                • Problem 4.4.

                  [J. Lott] For the above problem, what about complex sectional curvature?
                    • Problem 4.5.

                      [J. Lott] What are ANCO(almost nonnegative curvature operator, i. e., there exists metric with $\mbox{Riem} \cdot \mbox{diam}^2 \geq -\epsilon$) manifolds? Constructions: \\ 1. compact symmetric spaces\\ 2.almost flat manifolds\\ 3. products\\ 4. finite covers, finite quotients\\ 5. total space of principal $S^1$-bundle over an ANCO manifold
                        • Problem 4.6.

                          [J. Lott] Can we smooth metrics with $\mbox{Riem} \geq -\mbox{Id}$ on volume scale, i.e., want nearby metrics with $|\nabla^k Rm| \leq C_k C_p^{-k-2}$?

                              Cite this as: AimPL: Geometric flows and Riemannian geometry, available at http://aimpl.org/flowriemannian.