26. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 66)
 Deng, Shaoqiang; Hu, Zhiguang

On Flag Curvature of Homogeneous Randers Spaces
In this paper we give an explicit formula for the flag curvature of
homogeneous Randers spaces of Douglas type and apply this formula to
obtain some interesting results. We first deduce an explicit formula
for the flag curvature of an arbitrary left invariant Randers metric
on a twostep nilpotent Lie group. Then we obtain a classification of
negatively curved homogeneous Randers spaces of Douglas type. This
results, in particular, in many examples of homogeneous nonRiemannian
Finsler spaces with negative flag curvature. Finally, we prove a
rigidity result that a homogeneous Randers space of Berwald type whose
flag curvature is everywhere nonzero must be Riemannian.
Keywords:homogeneous Randers manifolds, flag curvature, Douglas spaces, twostep nilpotent Lie groups Categories:22E46, 53C30 

27. 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 

28. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 991)
 Damianou, Pantelis A.; Petalidou, Fani

Poisson Brackets with Prescribed Casimirs
We consider the problem of constructing Poisson brackets on smooth
manifolds $M$ with prescribed Casimir functions. If $M$ is of even
dimension, we achieve our construction by considering a suitable
almost symplectic structure on $M$, while, in the case where $M$ is
of odd dimension, our objective is achieved by using a convenient
almost cosymplectic structure. Several examples and applications are
presented.
Keywords:Poisson bracket, Casimir function, almost symplectic structure, almost cosymplectic structure Categories:53D17, 53D15 

29. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 44)
 Carvalho, T. M. M.; Moreira, H. N.; Tenenblat, K.

Surfaces of Rotation with Constant Mean Curvature in the Direction of a Unitary Normal Vector Field in a Randers Space
We consider the Randers space $(V^n,F_b)$ obtained by perturbing the Euclidean metric by a translation, $F_b=\alpha+\beta$, where $\alpha$ is the Euclidean metric and $\beta$ is a $1$form with norm $b$, $0\leq b\lt 1$. We introduce the concept of a hypersurface with constant mean curvature in the direction of a unitary normal vector field. We obtain the ordinary differential equation that characterizes the rotational surfaces $(V^3,F_b)$ of constant mean curvature (cmc) in the direction of a unitary normal vector field. These equations reduce to the classical equation of the rotational cmc surfaces in Euclidean space, when $b=0$. It also reduces to the equation that characterizes the minimal rotational surfaces in $(V^3,F_b)$ when $H=0$, obtained by M. Souza and K. Tenenblat. Although the differential equation depends on the choice of the normal direction, we show that both equations determine the same rotational surface, up to a reflection. We also show that the round cylinders are cmc surfaces in the direction of the unitary normal field. They are generated by the constant solution of the differential equation. By considering the equation as a nonlinear dynamical system, we provide a qualitative analysis, for $0\lt b\lt \frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}$. Using the concept of stability and considering the linearization around the single equilibrium point (the constant solution), we verify that the solutions are locally asymptotically stable spirals. This is proved by constructing a Lyapunov function for the dynamical system and by determining the basin of stability of the equilibrium point. The surfaces of rotation generated by such solutions tend asymptotically to one end of the cylinder.
Keywords:Finsler spaces, Randers spaces, mean curvature, Liapunov functions Category:53C20 

30. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 878)
 Howard, Benjamin; Manon, Christopher; Millson, John

The Toric Geometry of Triangulated Polygons in Euclidean Spac
Speyer and Sturmfels associated GrÃ¶bner toric
degenerations $\mathrm{Gr}_2(\mathbb{C}^n)^{\mathcal{T}}$
of $\mathrm{Gr}_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ with each
trivalent tree $\mathcal{T}$ having $n$ leaves. These degenerations
induce toric
degenerations $M_{\mathbf{r}}^{\mathcal{T}}$ of $M_{\mathbf{r}}$, the
space of $n$ ordered, weighted (by $\mathbf{r}$) points on the projective line.
Our goal in this paper is to give a
geometric (Euclidean polygon) description of the toric fibers
and describe the action of the
compact part of the torus
as "bendings of polygons".
We prove the conjecture of Foth and Hu that
the toric fibers are homeomorphic
to the spaces defined by Kamiyama and Yoshida.
Categories:14L24, 53D20 

31. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 938)
 LiBland, David

AVCourant Algebroids and Generalized CR Structures
We construct a generalization of Courant algebroids that are
classified by the third cohomology group $H^3(A,V)$, where $A$ is a
Lie Algebroid, and $V$ is an $A$module. We see that both Courant
algebroids and $\mathcal{E}^1(M)$ structures are examples of
them. Finally we introduce generalized CR structures on a manifold,
which are a generalization of generalized complex structures, and show
that every CR structure and contact structure is an example of a
generalized CR structure.
Category:53D18 

32. CJM 2010 (vol 63 pp. 55)
 Chau, Albert; Tam, LuenFai; Yu, Chengjie

Pseudolocality for the Ricci Flow and Applications
Perelman established a differential LiYauHamilton
(LYH) type inequality for fundamental solutions of the conjugate
heat equation corresponding to the Ricci flow on compact manifolds.
As an application of the LYH inequality,
Perelman proved a pseudolocality result for the Ricci flow on
compact manifolds. In this article we provide the details for the
proofs of these results in the case of a complete noncompact
Riemannian manifold. Using these results we prove that under
certain conditions, a finite time singularity of the Ricci flow
must form within a compact set. The conditions are satisfied by
asymptotically flat manifolds. We also prove a long time existence
result for the K\"ahlerRicci flow on complete nonnegatively curved K\"ahler
manifolds.
Categories:53C44, 58J37, 35B35 

33. 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 

34. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1037)
35. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 975)
 Bjorndahl, Christina; Karshon, Yael

Revisiting TietzeNakajima: Local and Global Convexity for Maps
A theorem of Tietze and Nakajima, from 1928, asserts that
if a subset $X$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$ is closed, connected, and locally convex,
then it is convex.
We give an analogous ``local to global convexity" theorem
when the inclusion map of $X$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ is replaced by a map
from a topological space $X$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ that satisfies
certain local properties.
Our motivation comes from the CondevauxDazordMolino proof
of the AtiyahGuilleminSternberg convexity theorem in symplectic geometry.
Categories:53D20, 52B99 

36. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1082)
 Godinho, Leonor; SousaDias, M. E.

The Fundamental Group of $S^1$manifolds
We address the problem of computing the fundamental
group of a symplectic $S^1$manifold for nonHamiltonian actions on
compact manifolds, and for Hamiltonian actions on noncompact
manifolds with a proper moment map. We generalize known results for
compact manifolds equipped with a Hamiltonian $S^1$action. Several
examples are presented to illustrate our main results.
Categories:53D20, 37J10, 55Q05 

37. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 52)
 Deng, Shaoqiang

An Algebraic Approach to Weakly Symmetric Finsler Spaces
In this paper, we introduce a new algebraic notion, weakly symmetric
Lie algebras, to give an algebraic description of an
interesting class of homogeneous RiemannFinsler spaces, weakly symmetric
Finsler spaces. Using this new definition, we are able to give a
classification of weakly symmetric Finsler spaces with dimensions $2$
and $3$. Finally, we show that all the nonRiemannian reversible weakly
symmetric Finsler spaces we find are nonBerwaldian and with vanishing
Scurvature. This means that reversible nonBerwaldian Finsler spaces
with vanishing Scurvature may exist at large. Hence the generalized
volume comparison theorems due to Z. Shen are valid for a rather large
class of Finsler spaces.
Keywords:weakly symmetric Finsler spaces, weakly symmetric Lie algebras, Berwald spaces, Scurvature Categories:53C60, 58B20, 22E46, 22E60 

38. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 320)
 Jerrard, Robert L.

Some Rigidity Results Related to MongeâAmpÃ¨re Functions
The space of MongeAmpÃ¨re functions, introduced by J. H. G. Fu, is
a space of rather rough functions in which the map $u\mapsto \operatorname{Det} D^2
u$ is well defined and weakly continuous with respect to a natural
notion of weak convergence. We prove a rigidity theorem for
Lagrangian integral currents that allows us to extend the original
definition of MongeAmpÃ¨re functions. We also
prove that if a MongeAmpÃ¨re function $u$ on a bounded set
$\Omega\subset\mathcal{R}^2$ satisfies the equation $\operatorname{Det} D^2 u=0$ in a
particular weak sense, then the graph of $u$ is a developable surface,
and moreover $u$ enjoys somewhat better regularity properties than an
arbitrary MongeAmpÃ¨re function of $2$ variables.
Categories:49Q15, 53C24 

39. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 3)
 Anchouche, Boudjemâa

On the Asymptotic Behavior of Complete KÃ¤hler Metrics of Positive Ricci Curvature
Let $( X,g) $ be a complete noncompact KÃ¤hler manifold, of
dimension $n\geq2,$ with positive Ricci curvature and of standard type
(see the definition below). N. Mok proved that $X$ can be
compactified, \emph{i.e.,} $X$ is biholomorphic to a quasiprojective
variety$.$ The aim of this paper is to prove that the $L^{2}$
holomorphic sections of the line bundle $K_{X}^{q}$ and the volume
form of the metric $g$ have no essential singularities near the
divisor at infinity. As a consequence we obtain a comparison between
the volume forms of the KÃ¤hler metric $g$ and of the FubiniStudy
metric induced on $X$. In the case of $\dim_{\mathbb{C} }X=2,$ we
establish a relation between the number of components of the divisor
$D$ and the dimension of the groups $H^{i}( \overline{X},
\Omega_{\overline{X}}^{1}( \log D) )$.
Categories:53C55, 32A10 

40. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 1357)
 Shen, Zhongmin

On a Class of Landsberg Metrics in Finsler Geometry
In this paper, we study a long existing open problem on Landsberg
metrics in Finsler geometry. We consider Finsler metrics defined by a
Riemannian metric and a $1$form on a manifold. We show that a
\emph{regular} Finsler metric in this form is Landsbergian if and only if it
is Berwaldian. We further show that there is a twoparameter family of
functions, $\phi=\phi(s)$, for which there are a Riemannian metric
$\alpha$ and a $1$form $\beta$ on a manifold $M$ such that the scalar
function $F=\alpha \phi (\beta/\alpha)$ on $TM$ is an almost regular
Landsberg metric, but not a Berwald metric.
Categories:53B40, 53C60 

41. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 1201)
 Arvanitoyeorgos, Andreas; Dzhepko, V. V.; Nikonorov, Yu. G.

Invariant Einstein Metrics on Some Homogeneous Spaces of Classical Lie Groups
A Riemannian manifold $(M,\rho)$ is called Einstein if the metric
$\rho$ satisfies the condition \linebreak$\Ric (\rho)=c\cdot \rho$ for some
constant $c$. This paper is devoted to the investigation of
$G$invariant Einstein metrics, with additional symmetries,
on some homogeneous spaces $G/H$ of classical groups.
As a consequence, we obtain new invariant Einstein metrics on some
Stiefel manifolds $\SO(n)/\SO(l)$.
Furthermore, we show that for any positive integer $p$ there exists a
Stiefel manifold $\SO(n)/\SO(l)$
that admits at least $p$
$\SO(n)$invariant Einstein metrics.
Keywords:Riemannian manifolds, homogeneous spaces, Einstein metrics, Stiefel manifolds Categories:53C25, 53C30 

42. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 721)
 Calin, Ovidiu; Chang, DerChen; Markina, Irina

SubRiemannian Geometry on the Sphere $\mathbb{S}^3$
We discuss the subRiemannian
geometry induced by two noncommutative
vector fields which are left invariant
on the Lie group $\mathbb{S}^3$.
Keywords:noncommutative Lie group, quaternion group, subRiemannian geodesic, horizontal distribution, connectivity theorem, holonomic constraint Categories:53C17, 53C22, 35H20 

43. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 740)
 Caprace, PierreEmmanuel; Haglund, Frédéric

On Geometric Flats in the CAT(0) Realization of Coxeter Groups and Tits Buildings
Given a complete CAT(0) space $X$ endowed with a geometric action of a group $\Gamma$, it is known that if
$\Gamma$ contains a free abelian group of rank $n$, then $X$ contains a geometric flat of dimension $n$. We
prove the converse of this statement in the special case where $X$ is a convex subcomplex of the CAT(0)
realization of a Coxeter group $W$, and $\Gamma$ is a subgroup of $W$. In particular a convex cocompact subgroup
of a Coxeter group is Gromovhyperbolic if and only if it does not contain a free abelian group of rank 2. Our
result also provides an explicit control on geometric flats in the CAT(0) realization of arbitrary Tits
buildings.
Keywords:Coxeter group, flat rank, $\cat0$ space, building Categories:20F55, 51F15, 53C23, 20E42, 51E24 

44. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 641)
 Maeda, Sadahiro; Udagawa, Seiichi

Characterization of Parallel Isometric Immersions of Space Forms into Space Forms in the Class of Isotropic Immersions
For an isotropic submanifold $M^n\,(n\geqq3)$ of a space form
$\widetilde{M}^{n+p}(c)$ of constant sectional curvature $c$, we
show that if the mean curvature vector of $M^n$ is parallel and the
sectional curvature $K$ of $M^n$ satisfies some inequality, then
the second fundamental form of $M^n$ in $\widetilde{M}^{n+p}$ is
parallel and our manifold $M^n$ is a space form.
Keywords:space forms, parallel isometric immersions, isotropic immersions, totally umbilic, Veronese manifolds, sectional curvatures, parallel mean curvature vector Categories:53C40, 53C42 

45. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 1201)
 Bahuaud, Eric; Marsh, Tracey

HÃ¶lder Compactification for Some Manifolds with Pinched Negative Curvature Near Infinity
We consider a complete noncompact Riemannian manifold $M$ and give
conditions on a compact submanifold $K \subset M$ so that the outward
normal exponential map off the boundary of $K$ is a diffeomorphism
onto $\MlK$. We use this to compactify $M$ and show that pinched
negative sectional curvature outside $K$ implies $M$ has a
compactification with a welldefined H\"older structure independent of
$K$. The H\"older constant depends on the ratio of the curvature
pinching. This extends and generalizes a 1985 result of Anderson and
Schoen.
Category:53C20 

46. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 822)
 Kuwae, Kazuhiro

Maximum Principles for Subharmonic Functions Via Local SemiDirichlet Forms
Maximum principles for subharmonic
functions in the framework of quasiregular local semiDirichlet
forms admitting lower bounds are presented.
As applications, we give
weak and strong maximum principles
for (local) subsolutions of a second order elliptic
differential operator on the domain of Euclidean space under conditions on coefficients,
which partially generalize the results by Stampacchia.
Keywords:positivity preserving form, semiDirichlet form, Dirichlet form, subharmonic functions, superharmonic functions, harmonic functions, weak maximum principle, strong maximum principle, irreducibility, absolute continuity condition Categories:31C25, 35B50, 60J45, 35J, 53C, 58 

47. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 572)
 Hitrik, Michael; Sj{östrand, Johannes

NonSelfadjoint Perturbations of Selfadjoint Operators in Two Dimensions IIIa. One Branching Point
This is the third in a series of works devoted to spectral
asymptotics for nonselfadjoint
perturbations of selfadjoint $h$pseudodifferential operators in dimension 2, having a
periodic classical flow. Assuming that the strength $\epsilon$
of the perturbation is in the range $h^2\ll \epsilon \ll h^{1/2}$
(and may sometimes reach even smaller values), we
get an asymptotic description of the eigenvalues in rectangles
$[1/C,1/C]+i\epsilon [F_01/C,F_0+1/C]$, $C\gg 1$, when $\epsilon F_0$ is a saddle point
value of the flow average of the leading perturbation.
Keywords:nonselfadjoint, eigenvalue, periodic flow, branching singularity Categories:31C10, 35P20, 35Q40, 37J35, 37J45, 53D22, 58J40 

48. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 443)
49. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 457)
 Teplyaev, Alexander

Harmonic Coordinates on Fractals with Finitely Ramified Cell Structure
We define sets with finitely ramified cell structure, which are
generalizations of postcrit8cally finite selfsimilar
sets introduced by Kigami and of fractafolds introduced by Strichartz. In general,
we do not assume even local selfsimilarity, and allow countably many cells
connected at each junction point.
In particular, we consider postcritically infinite fractals.
We prove that if Kigami's resistance form
satisfies certain assumptions, then there exists a weak Riemannian metric
such that the energy can be expressed as the integral of the norm squared
of a weak gradient with respect to an energy measure.
Furthermore, we prove that if such a set can be homeomorphically represented
in harmonic coordinates, then for smooth functions the weak gradient can be
replaced by the usual gradient.
We also prove a simple formula for the energy measure Laplacian in harmonic
coordinates.
Keywords:fractals, selfsimilarity, energy, resistance, Dirichlet forms, diffusions, quantum graphs, generalized Riemannian metric Categories:28A80, 31C25, 53B99, 58J65, 60J60, 60G18 

50. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1245)
 Chen, Qun; Zhou, ZhenRong

On Gap Properties and Instabilities of $p$YangMills Fields
We consider the
$p$YangMills functional
$(p\geq 2)$
defined as
$\YM_p(\nabla):=\frac 1 p \int_M \\rn\^p$.
We call critical points of $\YM_p(\cdot)$ the $p$YangMills
connections, and the associated curvature $\rn$ the $p$YangMills
fields. In this paper, we prove gap properties and instability theorems for $p$YangMills
fields over submanifolds in $\mathbb{R}^{n+k}$ and $\mathbb{S}^{n+k}$.
Keywords:$p$YangMills field, gap property, instability, submanifold Categories:58E15, 53C05 
