Ricci Flow and Geometric Applications

Cetraro, Italy 2010


Author: Michel Boileau,Gerard Besson,Carlo Sinestrari,Gang Tian

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319423517

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

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Presenting some impressive recent achievements in differential geometry and topology, this volume focuses on results obtained using techniques based on Ricci flow. These ideas are at the core of the study of differentiable manifolds. Several very important open problems and conjectures come from this area and the techniques described herein are used to face and solve some of them. The book’s four chapters are based on lectures given by leading researchers in the field of geometric analysis and low-dimensional geometry/topology, respectively offering an introduction to: the differentiable sphere theorem (G. Besson), the geometrization of 3-manifolds (M. Boileau), the singularities of 3-dimensional Ricci flows (C. Sinestrari), and Kähler–Ricci flow (G. Tian). The lectures will be particularly valuable to young researchers interested in differential manifolds.

The Ricci Flow in Riemannian Geometry

A Complete Proof of the Differentiable 1/4-Pinching Sphere Theorem


Author: Ben Andrews,Christopher Hopper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 364216286X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

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This book focuses on Hamilton's Ricci flow, beginning with a detailed discussion of the required aspects of differential geometry, progressing through existence and regularity theory, compactness theorems for Riemannian manifolds, and Perelman's noncollapsing results, and culminating in a detailed analysis of the evolution of curvature, where recent breakthroughs of Böhm and Wilking and Brendle and Schoen have led to a proof of the differentiable 1/4-pinching sphere theorem.

Modelling and Optimisation of Flows on Networks

Cetraro, Italy 2009, Editors: Benedetto Piccoli, Michel Rascle


Author: Luigi Ambrosio,Alberto Bressan,Dirk Helbing,Axel Klar,Enrique Zuazua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642321607

Category: Mathematics

Page: 497

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In recent years flows in networks have attracted the interest of many researchers from different areas, e.g. applied mathematicians, engineers, physicists, economists. The main reason for this ubiquity is the wide and diverse range of applications, such as vehicular traffic, supply chains, blood flow, irrigation channels, data networks and others. This book presents an extensive set of notes by world leaders on the main mathematical techniques used to address such problems, together with investigations into specific applications. The main focus is on partial differential equations in networks, but ordinary differential equations and optimal transport are also included. Moreover, the modeling is completed by analysis, numerics, control and optimization of flows in networks. The book will be a valuable resource for every researcher or student interested in the subject.