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1. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 870)

Parlier, Hugo
A Short Note on Short Pants
It is a theorem of Bers that any closed hyperbolic surface admits a pants decomposition consisting of curves of bounded length where the bound only depends on the topology of the surface. The question of the quantification of the optimal constants has been well studied and the best upper bounds to date are linear in genus, a theorem of Buser and Seppälä. The goal of this note is to give a short proof of a linear upper bound which slightly improve the best known bound.

Keywords:hyperbolic surfaces, geodesics, pants decompositions
Categories:30F10, 32G15, 53C22

2. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 396)

Cho, Jong Taek; Inoguchi, Jun-ichi; Lee, Ji-Eun
Parabolic Geodesics in Sasakian $3$-Manifolds
We give explicit parametrizations for all parabolic geodesics in 3-dimensional Sasakian space forms.

Keywords:parabolic geodesics, pseudo-Hermitian geometry, Sasakian manifolds
Category:58E20

3. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 340)

Andruchow, Esteban
Short Geodesics of Unitaries in the $L^2$ Metric
Let $\M$ be a type II$_1$ von Neumann algebra, $\tau$ a trace in $\M$, and $\l2$ the GNS Hilbert space of $\tau$. We regard the unitary group $U_\M$ as a subset of $\l2$ and characterize the shortest smooth curves joining two fixed unitaries in the $L^2$ metric. As a consequence of this we obtain that $U_\M$, though a complete (metric) topological group, is not an embedded riemannian submanifold of $\l2$

Keywords:unitary group, short geodesics, infinite dimensional riemannian manifolds.
Categories:46L51, 58B10, 58B25

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