Abstract Let M be a complete Riemannian manifold and suppose {p\in M} . For each unit vector {v\in T_{p}M} , the Jacobi operator , {\mathcal{J}_{v}:v^{\perp}\rightarrow v^{\perp}} is the symmetric endomorphism, {\mathcal{J}_{v}(w)=R(w,v)v} . Then p is an isotropic point if there exists a constant {\kappa_{p}\in{\mathbb{R}}} such that {\mathcal{J}_{v}=\kappa_{p}\operatorname{Id}_{v^{\perp}}} for each unit vector {v\in T_{p}M} . If all points are isotropic, then M is said to be isotropic; it is a classical result of Schur that isotropic manifolds of dimension at least 3 have constant sectional curvatures. In this paper we consider almost isotropic manifolds , i.e. manifolds having the property that for each {p\in M} , there exists a constant {\kappa_{p}\in\mathbb{R}} such that the Jacobi operators {\mathcal{J}_{v}} satisfy {\operatorname{rank}({\mathcal{J}_{v}\kappa_{p}\operatorname{Id}_{v^{\perp}}}% )\leq 1} for each unit vector {v\in T_{p}M} . Our main theorem classifies the almost isotropic simply connected Kähler manifolds, proving that those of dimension {d=2n\geqslant 4} are either isometric to complex projective space or complex hyperbolic space or are totally geodesically foliated by leaves isometric to {{\mathbb{C}}^{n1}} .
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Ricci flow and diffeomorphism groups of 3manifolds
We complete the proof of the Generalized Smale Conjecture, apart from the case of R P 3 RP^3 , and give a new proof of Gabai’s theorem for hyperbolic 3 3 manifolds. We use an approach based on Ricci flow through singularities, which applies uniformly to spherical space forms, except S 3 S^3 and R P 3 RP^3 , as well as hyperbolic manifolds, to prove that the space of metrics of constant sectional curvature is contractible. As a corollary, for such a 3 3 manifold X X , the inclusion Isom ( X , g ) → Diff ( X ) \operatorname {Isom}(X,g)\rightarrow \operatorname {Diff}(X) is a homotopy equivalence for any Riemannian metric g g of constant sectional curvature.
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 Award ID(s):
 1906500
 NSFPAR ID:
 10359613
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 Journal Name:
 Journal of the American Mathematical Society
 ISSN:
 08940347
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 Medium: X
 Sponsoring Org:
 National Science Foundation
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