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Ha, Pham Hoang; Kawakami, Yu
A note on a unicity theorem for the Gauss maps of complete minimal surfaces in Euclidean four-space
The classical result of Nevanlinna states that two nonconstant meromorphic functions on the complex plane having the same images for five distinct values must be identically equal to each other. In this paper, we give a similar uniqueness theorem for the Gauss maps of complete minimal surfaces in Euclidean four-space.

Keywords:minimal surface, Gauss map, unicity theorem
Categories:53A10, 30D35, 53C42

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Chen, Bin; Zhao, Lili
On a Yamabe type problem in Finsler geometry
In this paper, a new notion of scalar curvature for a Finsler metric $F$ is introduced, and two conformal invariants $Y(M,F)$ and $C(M,F)$ are defined. We prove that there exists a Finsler metric with constant scalar curvature in the conformal class of $F$ if the Cartan torsion of $F$ is sufficiently small and $Y(M,F)C(M,F)\lt Y(\mathbb{S}^n)$ where $Y(\mathbb{S}^n)$ is the Yamabe constant of the standard sphere.

Keywords:Finsler metric, scalar curvature, Yamabe problem
Categories:53C60, 58B20

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Ding, Fan; Geiges, Hansjörg; Zhang, Guangjian
On subcritically Stein fillable 5-manifolds
We make some elementary observations concerning subcritically Stein fillable contact structures on $5$-manifolds. Specifically, we determine the diffeomorphism type of such contact manifolds in the case the fundamental group is finite cyclic, and we show that on the $5$-sphere the standard contact structure is the unique subcritically fillable one. More generally, it is shown that subcritically fillable contact structures on simply connected $5$-manifolds are determined by their underlying almost contact structure. Along the way, we discuss the homotopy classification of almost contact structures.

Keywords:subcritically Stein fillable, 5-manifold, almost contact structure, thickening
Categories:53D35, 32Q28, 57M20, 57Q10, 57R17

4. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 813)

Kaimakamis, George; Panagiotidou, Konstantina; Pérez, Juan de Dios
A Classification of Three-dimensional Real Hypersurfaces in Non-flat Complex Space Forms in Terms of Their generalized Tanaka-Webster Lie Derivative
On a real hypersurface $M$ in a non-flat complex space form there exist the Levi-Civita and the k-th generalized Tanaka-Webster connections. The aim of the present paper is to study three dimensional real hypersurfaces in non-flat complex space forms, whose Lie derivative of the structure Jacobi operator with respect to the Levi-Civita connections coincides with the Lie derivative of it with respect to the k-th generalized Tanaka-Webster connection. The Lie derivatives are considered in direction of the structure vector field and in directions of any vecro field orthogonal to the structure vector field.

Keywords:$k$-th generalized Tanaka-Webster connection, non-flat complex space form, real hypersurface, Lie derivative, structure Jacobi operator
Categories:53C15, 53B25

5. CMB 2016 (vol 60 pp. 77)

Christ, Michael; Rieffel, Marc A.
Nilpotent Group C*-algebras as Compact Quantum Metric Spaces
Let $\mathbb{L}$ be a length function on a group $G$, and let $M_\mathbb{L}$ denote the operator of pointwise multiplication by $\mathbb{L}$ on $\lt(G)$. Following Connes, $M_\mathbb{L}$ can be used as a ``Dirac'' operator for the reduced group C*-algebra $C_r^*(G)$. It defines a Lipschitz seminorm on $C_r^*(G)$, which defines a metric on the state space of $C_r^*(G)$. We show that for any length function satisfying a strong form of polynomial growth on a discrete group, the topology from this metric coincides with the weak-$*$ topology (a key property for the definition of a ``compact quantum metric space''). In particular, this holds for all word-length functions on finitely generated nilpotent-by-finite groups.

Keywords:group C*-algebra, Dirac operator, quantum metric space, discrete nilpotent group, polynomial growth
Categories:46L87, 20F65, 22D15, 53C23, 58B34

6. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 673)

Bačák, Miroslav; Kovalev, Leonid V.
Lipschitz Retractions in Hadamard Spaces Via Gradient Flow Semigroups
Let $X(n),$ for $n\in\mathbb{N},$ be the set of all subsets of a metric space $(X,d)$ of cardinality at most $n.$ The set $X(n)$ equipped with the Hausdorff metric is called a finite subset space. In this paper we are concerned with the existence of Lipschitz retractions $r\colon X(n)\to X(n-1)$ for $n\ge2.$ It is known that such retractions do not exist if $X$ is the one-dimensional sphere. On the other hand L. Kovalev has recently established their existence in case $X$ is a Hilbert space and he also posed a question as to whether or not such Lipschitz retractions exist for $X$ being a Hadamard space. In the present paper we answer this question in the positive.

Keywords:finite subset space, gradient flow, Hadamard space, Lie-Trotter-Kato formula, Lipschitz retraction
Categories:53C23, 47H20, 54E40, 58D07

7. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 721)

Pérez, Juan de Dios; Lee, Hyunjin; Suh, Young Jin; Woo, Changhwa
Real Hypersurfaces in Complex Two-plane Grassmannians with Reeb Parallel Ricci Tensor in the GTW Connection
There are several kinds of classification problems for real hypersurfaces in complex two-plane Grassmannians $G_2({\mathbb C}^{m+2})$. Among them, Suh classified Hopf hypersurfaces $M$ in $G_2({\mathbb C}^{m+2})$ with Reeb parallel Ricci tensor in Levi-Civita connection. In this paper, we introduce the notion of generalized Tanaka-Webster (in shortly, GTW) Reeb parallel Ricci tensor for Hopf hypersurface $M$ in $G_2({\mathbb C}^{m+2})$. Next, we give a complete classification of Hopf hypersurfaces in $G_2({\mathbb C}^{m+2})$ with GTW Reeb parallel Ricci tensor.

Keywords:Complex two-plane Grassmannian, real hypersurface, Hopf hypersurface, generalized Tanaka-Webster connection, parallelism, Reeb parallelism, Ricci tensor
Categories:53C40, 53C15

8. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 575)

Li, Jifu; Hu, Zhiguang; Deng, Shaoqiang
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

9. CMB 2016 (vol 59 pp. 508)

De Nicola, Antonio; Yudin, Ivan
Generalized Goldberg Formula
In this paper we prove a useful formula for the graded commutator of the Hodge codifferential with the left wedge multiplication by a fixed $p$-form acting on the de Rham algebra of a Riemannian manifold. Our formula generalizes a formula stated by Samuel I. Goldberg for the case of 1-forms. As first examples of application we obtain new identities on locally conformally Kähler manifolds and quasi-Sasakian manifolds. Moreover, we prove that under suitable conditions a certain subalgebra of differential forms in a compact manifold is quasi-isomorphic as a CDGA to the full de Rham algebra.

Keywords:graded commutator, Hodge codifferential, Hodge laplacian, de Rham cohomology, locally conformal Kaehler manifold, quasi-Sasakian manifold
Categories:53C25, 53D35

10. CMB 2015 (vol 59 pp. 50)

Dorfmeister, Josef F.; Inoguchi, Jun-ichi; Kobayashi, Shimpei
On the Bernstein Problem in the Three-dimensional Heisenberg Group
In this note we present a simple alternative proof for the Bernstein problem in the three-dimensional Heisenberg group $\operatorname{Nil}_3$ by using the loop group technique. We clarify the geometric meaning of the two-parameter ambiguity of entire minimal graphs with prescribed Abresch-Rosenberg differential.

Keywords:Bernstein problem, minimal graphs, Heisenberg group, loop groups, spinors
Categories:53A10, 53C42

11. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 692)

Anona, F. M.; Randriambololondrantomalala, Princy; Ravelonirina, H. S. G.
Sur les algèbres de Lie associées à une connexion
Let $\Gamma$ be a connection on a smooth manifold $M$, in this paper we give some properties of $\Gamma$ by studying the corresponding Lie algebras. In particular, we compute the first Chevalley-Eilenberg cohomology space of the horizontal vector fields Lie algebra on the tangent bundle of $M$, whose the corresponding Lie derivative of $\Gamma$ is null, and of the horizontal nullity curvature space.

Keywords:algèbre de Lie, connexion, cohomologie de Chevalley-Eilenberg, champs dont la dérivée de Lie correspondante à une connexion est nulle, espace de nullité de la courbure
Categories:17B66, 53B15

12. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 835)

de Dios Pérez, Juan; Suh, Young Jin; Woo, Changhwa
Real Hypersurfaces in Complex Two-Plane Grassmannians with GTW Harmonic Curvature
We prove the non-existence of Hopf real hypersurfaces in complex two-plane Grassmannians with harmonic curvature with respect to the generalized Tanaka-Webster connection if they satisfy some further conditions.

Keywords:real hypersurfaces, complex two-plane Grassmannians, Hopf hypersurface, generalized Tanaka-Webster connection, harmonic curvature
Categories:53C40, 53C15

13. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 787)

Kitabeppu, Yu; Lakzian, Sajjad
Non-branching 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 non-branching $RCD(0,N)$ geodesic spaces (and in particular, Alexandrov spaces) with full support measures. This is a special case of the Milnor's Conjecture for complete non-compact $RCD(0,N)$ spaces. One of the key tools we use is the Abresch-Gromoll type excess estimates for non-smooth spaces obtained by Gigli-Mosconi.

Keywords:Milnor conjecture, non negative Ricci curvature, curvature dimension condition, finitely generated, fundamental group, infinitesimally Hilbertian
Categories:53C23, 30L99

14. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 530)

Li, Benling; Shen, Zhongmin
Ricci Curvature Tensor and Non-Riemannian 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 well-known 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 non-Riemannian quantities. By this Ricci curvature tensor, we shall have a better understanding on these non-Riemannian quantities.

Keywords:Finsler metrics, sprays, Ricci curvature, non-Riemanian quantity
Categories:53B40, 53C60

15. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 575)

Martinez-Torres, David
The Diffeomorphism Type of Canonical Integrations Of Poisson Tensors on Surfaces
A surface $\Sigma$ endowed with a Poisson tensor $\pi$ is known to admit canonical integration, $\mathcal{G}(\pi)$, which is a 4-dimensional manifold with a (symplectic) Lie groupoid structure. In this short note we show that if $\pi$ is not an area form on the 2-sphere, then $\mathcal{G}(\pi)$ is diffeomorphic to the cotangent bundle $T^*\Sigma$. This extends results by the author and by Bonechi, Ciccoli, Staffolani, and Tarlini.

Keywords:Poisson tensor, Lie groupoid, cotangent bundle
Categories:58H05, 55R10, 53D17

16. CMB 2015 (vol 58 pp. 713)

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

17. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 561)

Martinez-Maure, Yves
Plane Lorentzian and Fuchsian Hedgehogs
Parts of the Brunn-Minkowski theory can be extended to hedgehogs, which are envelopes of families of affine hyperplanes parametrized by their Gauss map. F. Fillastre introduced Fuchsian convex bodies, which are the closed convex sets of Lorentz-Minkowski space that are globally invariant under the action of a Fuchsian group. In this paper, we undertake a study of plane Lorentzian and Fuchsian hedgehogs. In particular, we prove the Fuchsian analogues of classical geometrical inequalities (analogues which are reversed as compared to classical ones).

Keywords:Fuchsian and Lorentzian hedgehogs, evolute, duality, convolution, reversed isoperimetric inequality, reversed Bonnesen inequality
Categories:52A40, 52A55, 53A04, 53B30

18. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 158)

Özgür, Cihan; Mihai, Adela
Corrigendum to "Chen Inequalities for Submanifolds of Real Space Forms with a Semi-symmetric Non-metric Connection"
We fix the coefficients in the inequality (4.1) in the Theorem 4.1(i) from A. Mihai and C. Özgür, "Chen inequalities for submanifolds of real space forms with a semi-symmetric non-metric connection" Canad. Math. Bull. 55 (2012), no. 3, 611-622.

Keywords:real space form, semi-symmetric non-metric connection, Ricci curvature
Categories:53C40, 53B05, 53B15

19. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 765)

da Silva, Rosângela Maria; Tenenblat, Keti
Helicoidal Minimal Surfaces in a Finsler Space of Randers Type
We consider the Finsler space $(\bar{M}^3, \bar{F})$ obtained by perturbing the Euclidean metric of $\mathbb{R}^3$ by a rotation. It is the open region of $\mathbb{R}^3$ bounded by a cylinder with a Randers metric. Using the Busemann-Hausdorff volume form, we obtain the differential equation that characterizes the helicoidal minimal surfaces in $\bar{M}^3$. We prove that the helicoid is a minimal surface in $\bar{M}^3$, only if the axis of the helicoid is the axis of the cylinder. Moreover, we prove that, in the Randers space $(\bar{M}^3, \bar{F})$, the only minimal surfaces in the Bonnet family, with fixed axis $O\bar{x}^3$, are the catenoids and the helicoids.

Keywords:minimal surfaces, helicoidal surfaces, Finsler space, Randers space
Categories:53A10, 53B40

20. 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

21. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 821)

Jeong, Imsoon; Kim, Seonhui; Suh, Young Jin
Real Hypersurfaces in Complex Two-Plane Grassmannians with Reeb Parallel Structure Jacobi Operator
In this paper we give a characterization of a real hypersurface of Type~$(A)$ in complex two-plane 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 two-plane Grassmannians, Hopf hypersurface, Reeb parallel, structure Jacobi operator
Categories:53C40, 53C15

22. CMB 2013 (vol 57 pp. 401)

Perrone, Domenico
Curvature of $K$-contact Semi-Riemannian Manifolds
In this paper we characterize $K$-contact semi-Riemannian manifolds and Sasakian semi-Riemannian manifolds in terms of curvature. Moreover, we show that any conformally flat $K$-contact semi-Riemannian 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 semi-Riemannian structures, $K$-contact structures, conformally flat manifolds, Einstein Lorentzian-Sasaki manifolds
Categories:53C50, 53C25, 53B30

23. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 209)

Zhao, Wei
Erratum to the Paper "A Lower Bound for the Length of Closed Geodesics on a Finsler Manifold"
We correct two clerical errors made in the paper "A Lower Bound for the Length of Closed Geodesics on a Finsler Manifold".

Keywords:Finsler manifold, closed geodesic, injective radius
Categories:53B40, 53C22

24. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 194)

Zhao, Wei
A Lower Bound for the Length of Closed Geodesics on a Finsler Manifold
In this paper, we obtain a lower bound for the length of closed geodesics on an arbitrary closed Finsler manifold.

Keywords:Finsler manifold, closed geodesic, injective radius
Categories:53B40, 53C22

25. CMB 2012 (vol 57 pp. 12)

Aribi, Amine; Dragomir, Sorin; El Soufi, Ahmad
On the Continuity of the Eigenvalues of a Sublaplacian
We study the behavior of the eigenvalues of a sublaplacian $\Delta_b$ on a compact strictly pseudoconvex CR manifold $M$, as functions on the set ${\mathcal P}_+$ of positively oriented contact forms on $M$ by endowing ${\mathcal P}_+$ with a natural metric topology.

Keywords:CR manifold, contact form, sublaplacian, Fefferman metric
Categories:32V20, 53C56
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