1. CJM Online first
 Klartag, Bo'az; Kozma, Gady; Ralli, Peter; Tetali, Prasad

Discrete curvature and abelian groups
We study a natural discrete Bochnertype inequality on graphs,
and explore its merit as a notion of ``curvature'' in discrete
spaces.
An appealing feature of this discrete version of the socalled
$\Gamma_2$calculus (of BakryÃmery) seems to be that it is
fairly
straightforward to compute this notion of curvature parameter
for
several specific graphs of interest  particularly, abelian
groups, slices of the hypercube, and the symmetric group under
various sets of generators.
We further develop this notion by deriving Busertype inequalities
(Ã la Ledoux), relating functional and isoperimetric constants
associated with a graph.
Our derivations provide a tight bound on the Cheeger constant
(i.e., the edgeisoperimetric constant) in terms of
the spectral gap, for graphs with nonnegative curvature, particularly,
the class of abelian Cayley graphs  a result of independent
interest.
Keywords:Ricci curvature, graph theory, abelian groups Categories:53C21, 57M15 

2. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 266)
 Bérard, Vincent

Les applications conformeharmoniques
Sur une surface de Riemann, l'Ã©nergie d'une application Ã valeurs dans une variÃ©tÃ© riemannienne est une fonctionnelle invariante conforme, ses points critiques sont les applications harmoniques. Nous proposons ici un analogue en dimension supÃ©rieure, en construisant une fonctionnelle invariante conforme pour les applications entre deux variÃ©tÃ©s riemanniennes, dont la variÃ©tÃ© de dÃ©part est de dimension $n$ paire. Ses points critiques satisfont une EDP elliptique d'ordre $n$ nonlinÃ©aire qui est covariante conforme par rapport Ã la variÃ©tÃ© de dÃ©part, on les appelle les applications conformeharmoniques. Dans le cas des fonctions, on retrouve l'opÃ©rateur GJMS, dont le terme principal est une puissance $n/2$ du laplacien. Quand $n$ est impaire, les mÃªmes idÃ©es permettent de montrer que le terme constant dans le dÃ©veloppement asymptotique de l'Ã©nergie d'une application asymptotiquement harmonique sur une variÃ©tÃ© AHE est indÃ©pendant du choix du reprÃ©sentant de l'infini conforme.
Categories:53C21, 53C43, 53A30 

3. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 757)
 Delanoë, Philippe; Rouvière, François

Positively Curved Riemannian Locally Symmetric Spaces are Positively Squared Distance Curved
The squared distance curvature is a kind of twopoint curvature the
sign of which turned out crucial for the smoothness of optimal
transportation maps on Riemannian manifolds. Positivity properties of
that new curvature have been established recently for all the simply
connected compact rank one symmetric spaces, except the Cayley
plane. Direct proofs were given for the sphere, an indirect one
via the Hopf fibrations) for the complex and quaternionic
projective spaces. Here, we present a direct proof of a property
implying all the preceding ones, valid on every positively curved
Riemannian locally symmetric space.
Keywords:symmetric spaces, rank one, positive curvature, almostpositive $c$curvature Categories:53C35, 53C21, 53C26, 49N60 

4. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 778)
 Calvaruso, Giovanni; Fino, Anna

Ricci Solitons and Geometry of Fourdimensional Nonreductive Homogeneous Spaces
We study the geometry of nonreductive $4$dimensional homogeneous
spaces. In particular, after describing their LeviCivita connection
and curvature properties, we classify homogeneous Ricci solitons on
these spaces, proving the existence of shrinking, expanding and steady
examples. For all the nontrivial examples we find, the Ricci operator
is diagonalizable.
Keywords:nonreductive homogeneous spaces, pseudoRiemannian metrics, Ricci solitons, Einsteinlike metrics Categories:53C21, 53C50, 53C25 

5. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1264)
 Chen, Jingyi; Fraser, Ailana

Holomorphic variations of minimal disks with boundary on a Lagrangian surface
Let $L$ be an oriented Lagrangian submanifold in an $n$dimensional
KÃ¤hler manifold~$M$. Let $u \colon D \to M$ be a minimal immersion
from a disk $D$ with $u(\partial D) \subset L$ such that $u(D)$ meets
$L$ orthogonally along $u(\partial D)$. Then the real dimension of
the space of admissible holomorphic variations is at least
$n+\mu(E,F)$, where $\mu(E,F)$ is a boundary Maslov index; the minimal
disk is holomorphic if there exist $n$ admissible holomorphic
variations that are linearly independent over $\mathbb{R}$ at some
point $p \in \partial D$; if $M = \mathbb{C}P^n$ and $u$ intersects
$L$ positively, then $u$ is holomorphic if it is stable, and its
Morse index is at least $n+\mu(E,F)$ if $u$ is unstable.
Categories:58E12, 53C21, 53C26 

6. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 708)
 Finster, Felix; Kraus, Margarita

Curvature Estimates in Asymptotically Flat Lorentzian Manifolds
We consider an asymptotically flat Lorentzian manifold of
dimension $(1,3)$. An inequality is derived which bounds the
Riemannian curvature tensor in terms of the ADM energy in the
general case with second fundamental form. The inequality
quantifies in which sense the Lorentzian manifold becomes flat in
the limit when the ADM energy tends to zero.
Categories:53C21, 53C27, 83C57 
