1. CMB Online first
 Kitabeppu, Yu; Lakzian, Sajjad

Nonbranching RCD$(0,N)$ Geodesic Spaces with Small Linear Diameter Growth have Finitely Generated Fundamental Groups
In this paper, we generalize the finite generation result of
Sormani
to nonbranching $RCD(0,N)$
geodesic spaces (and in particular, Alexandrov spaces) with full
support measures. This is a special case of the Milnor's Conjecture
for complete noncompact $RCD(0,N)$ spaces. One of the key tools
we use is the AbreschGromoll type excess estimates for nonsmooth
spaces obtained by GigliMosconi.
Keywords:Milnor conjecture, non negative Ricci curvature, curvature dimension condition, finitely generated, fundamental group, infinitesimally Hilbertian Categories:53C23, 30L99 

2. CMB Online first
 Li, Benling; Shen, Zhongmin

Ricci Curvature Tensor and NonRiemannian Quantities
There are several notions of Ricci curvature tensor
in Finsler geometry and spray geometry. One of them is defined by the
Hessian of the wellknown Ricci curvature.
In this paper we will introduce a new notion of Ricci curvature
tensor and discuss its relationship with the Ricci curvature and some
nonRiemannian quantities. By this Ricci curvature tensor, we shall
have a better understanding on these nonRiemannian quantities.
Keywords:Finsler metrics, sprays, Ricci curvature, nonRiemanian quantity Categories:53B40, 53C60 

3. CMB Online first
 Brendle, Simon; Chodosh, Otis

On the maximum curvature of closed curves in negatively curved manifolds
Motivated by Almgren's work on the isoperimetric inequality,
we prove a sharp inequality relating the length and maximum curvature
of a closed curve in a complete, simply connected manifold of
sectional curvature at most $1$. Moreover, if equality holds,
then the norm of the geodesic curvature is constant and the torsion
vanishes. The proof involves an application of the maximum principle
to a function defined on pairs of points.
Keywords:manifold, curvature Category:53C20 

4. CMB Online first
5. CMB Online first
 Deng, Shaoqiang; Hu, Zhiguang; Li, Jifu

Cohomogeneity one Randers metrics
An action of a Lie group $G$ on a smooth manifold $M$ is called
cohomogeneity one if the orbit space $M/G$ is of dimension $1$.
A Finsler metric $F$ on $M$ is called invariant if $F$ is
invariant under the action of $G$. In this paper,
we study invariant
Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. We first give a
sufficient and necessary condition for the existence of invariant
Randers metrics on cohomogeneity one manifolds. Then we obtain
some results on invariant Killing vector fields on the
cohomogeneity one manifolds and use that to deduce some
sufficient and necessary condition for a cohomogeneity one
Randers metric to be Einstein.
Keywords:cohomogeneity one actions, normal geodesics, invariant vector fields, Randers metrics Categories:53C30, 53C60 

6. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 158)
7. 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 SeppÃ¤lÃ¤. 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 

8. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 821)
 Jeong, Imsoon; Kim, Seonhui; Suh, Young Jin

Real Hypersurfaces in Complex TwoPlane Grassmannians with Reeb Parallel Structure Jacobi Operator
In this paper we give a characterization of a real hypersurface of
Type~$(A)$ in complex twoplane Grassmannians ${ { {G_2({\mathbb
C}^{m+2})} } }$, which means a
tube over a totally geodesic $G_{2}(\mathbb C^{m+1})$ in
${G_2({\mathbb C}^{m+2})}$, by
the Reeb parallel structure Jacobi operator ${\nabla}_{\xi}R_{\xi}=0$.
Keywords:real hypersurfaces, complex twoplane Grassmannians, Hopf hypersurface, Reeb parallel, structure Jacobi operator Categories:53C40, 53C15 

9. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 401)
 Perrone, Domenico

Curvature of $K$contact SemiRiemannian Manifolds
In this paper we characterize $K$contact semiRiemannian manifolds
and Sasakian semiRiemannian manifolds in terms of
curvature. Moreover, we show that any conformally flat $K$contact
semiRiemannian manifold is Sasakian and of constant sectional
curvature $\kappa=\varepsilon$, where $\varepsilon =\pm 1$ denotes
the causal character of the Reeb vector field. Finally, we give some
results about the curvature of a $K$contact Lorentzian manifold.
Keywords:contact semiRiemannian structures, $K$contact structures, conformally flat manifolds, Einstein LorentzianSasaki manifolds Categories:53C50, 53C25, 53B30 

10. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 209)
11. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 194)
12. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 12)
13. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 306)
14. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 184)
 Shen, Zhongmin

On Some NonRiemannian Quantities in Finsler Geometry
In this paper we study several nonRiemannian quantities in Finsler
geometry. These nonRiemannian quantities play an important role in
understanding the geometric properties of Finsler metrics. In
particular, we study a new nonRiemannian quantity defined by the
Scurvature. We show some relationships among the flag curvature,
the Scurvature, and the new nonRiemannian quantity.
Keywords:Finsler metric, Scurvature, nonRiemannian quantity Categories:53C60, 53B40 

15. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 615)
 Sevim, Esra Sengelen; Shen, Zhongmin

Randers Metrics of Constant Scalar Curvature
Randers metrics are a special class of Finsler metrics. Every Randers
metric can be expressed in terms of a Riemannian metric and a vector
field via Zermelo navigation.
In this paper, we show that a Randers metric has constant scalar
curvature if the Riemannian metric has constant scalar curvature and
the vector field is homothetic.
Keywords:Randers metrics, scalar curvature, Scurvature Categories:53C60, 53B40 

16. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 127)
 Li, Junfang

Evolution of Eigenvalues along Rescaled Ricci Flow
In this paper, we discuss monotonicity formulae of various entropy functionals under various
rescaled versions of Ricci flow. As an application, we prove that the lowest eigenvalue
of a family of geometric operators $4\Delta + kR$ is monotonic along the
normalized Ricci flow for all $k\ge 1$ provided the initial manifold has
nonpositive total scalar curvature.
Keywords:monotonicity formulas, Ricci flow Categories:58C40, 53C44 

17. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 870)
 Wang, Hui; Deng, Shaoqiang

Left Invariant EinsteinRanders Metrics on Compact Lie Groups
In this paper we study left invariant EinsteinRanders metrics on compact Lie
groups. First, we give a method to construct left invariant nonRiemannian EinsteinRanders metrics
on a compact Lie group, using the Zermelo navigation data.
Then we prove that this gives a complete classification of left invariant EinsteinRanders metrics on compact simple
Lie groups with the underlying Riemannian metric naturally reductive.
Further, we completely determine the identity component of the group of
isometries for this type of metrics on simple groups. Finally, we study some
geometric properties of such metrics. In particular, we give the formulae of geodesics and flag curvature
of such metrics.
Keywords:EinsteinRanders metric, compact Lie groups, geodesic, flag curvature Categories:17B20, 22E46, 53C12 

18. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 173)
 Sahin, Bayram

Semiinvariant Submersions from Almost Hermitian Manifolds
We introduce semiinvariant Riemannian submersions from almost
Hermitian manifolds onto Riemannian manifolds. We give examples,
investigate the geometry of foliations that arise from the
definition of a Riemannian submersion, and find necessary sufficient
conditions for total manifold to be a locally product Riemannian
manifold. We also find necessary and sufficient conditions for a
semiinvariant submersion to be totally geodesic. Moreover, we
obtain a classification for semiinvariant submersions with totally
umbilical fibers and show that such submersions put some
restrictions on total manifolds.
Keywords:Riemannian submersion, Hermitian manifold, antiinvariant Riemannian submersion, semiinvariant submersion Categories:53B20, 53C43 

19. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 632)
 Pigola, S.; Rimoldi, M.

Characterizations of Model Manifolds by Means of Certain Differential Systems
We prove metric rigidity for complete manifolds supporting solutions of
certain second order differential systems, thus extending classical works on a
characterization of spaceforms. Along the way, we also discover
new characterizations of spaceforms. We next generalize results concerning metric
rigidity via equations involving vector fields.
Keywords:metric rigidity, model manifolds, Obata's type theorems Category:53C20 

20. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 44)
21. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 663)
 Zhou, Chunqin

An Onofritype Inequality on the Sphere with Two Conical Singularities
In this paper, we give a new proof of the Onofritype inequality
\begin{equation*}
\int_S e^{2u} \,ds^2 \leq 4\pi(\beta+1) \exp \biggl\{
\frac{1}{4\pi(\beta+1)} \int_S \nabla u^2 \,ds^2 +
\frac{1}{2\pi(\beta+1)} \int_S u \,ds^2 \biggr\}
\end{equation*}
on the sphere $S$ with Gaussian curvature $1$ and with conical
singularities divisor $\mathcal A = \beta\cdot p_1 + \beta \cdot p_2$ for
$\beta\in (1,0)$; here $p_1$ and $p_2$ are antipodal.
Categories:53C21, 35J61, 53A30 

22. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 723)
 Gigli, Nicola; Ohta, ShinIchi

First Variation Formula in Wasserstein Spaces over Compact Alexandrov Spaces
We extend results proved by the second author (Amer. J. Math., 2009)
for nonnegatively curved Alexandrov spaces
to general compact Alexandrov spaces $X$ with curvature bounded
below.
The gradient flow of a geodesically convex functional on the quadratic Wasserstein
space $(\mathcal P(X),W_2)$ satisfies the evolution variational inequality.
Moreover, the gradient flow enjoys uniqueness and contractivity.
These results are obtained by proving a first variation formula for
the Wasserstein distance.
Keywords:Alexandrov spaces, Wasserstein spaces, first variation formula, gradient flow Categories:53C23, 28A35, 49Q20, 58A35 

23. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 611)
 Özgür, Cihan; Mihai, Adela

Chen Inequalities for Submanifolds of Real Space Forms with a SemiSymmetric NonMetric Connection
In this paper we prove Chen inequalities for submanifolds of real space
forms endowed with a semisymmetric nonmetric connection, i.e., relations
between the mean curvature associated with a semisymmetric nonmetric
connection, scalar and sectional curvatures, Ricci curvatures and the
sectional curvature of the ambient space. The equality cases are considered.
Keywords:real space form, semisymmetric nonmetric connection, Ricci curvature Categories:53C40, 53B05, 53B15 

24. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 108)
25. CMB 2011 (vol 55 pp. 329)
 Kamiya, Shigeyasu; Parker, John R.; Thompson, James M.

NonDiscrete Complex Hyperbolic Triangle Groups of Type $(n,n, \infty;k)$
A complex hyperbolic triangle group is a group
generated by three involutions fixing complex lines in complex
hyperbolic space. Our purpose in this paper is to improve a previous result
and to discuss discreteness of complex hyperbolic
triangle groups of type $(n,n,\infty;k)$.
Keywords:complex hyperbolic triangle group Categories:51M10, 32M15, 53C55, 53C35 
