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Hypersurfaces and Isoperimetric Inequalities in Cartan-Hadamard Manifolds

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Joseph Hoisington
University of Georgia/MPIM
Thu, 15/09/2022 - 15:00 - 16:00
MPIM Lecture Hall

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Complete, simply connected Riemannian manifolds with non-positive sectional curvature are known as Cartan-Hadamard manifolds.  These spaces are fundamental in global differential geometry and many of its interactions with analysis, topology and group theory.  There is a long-standing conjeture that the isoperimetric inequality from Euclidean space, relating the volume of a bounded domain to the area of its perimeter, also holds in Cartan-Hadamard manifolds.  The conjecture is currently open in all dimensions greater than four.  We will prove that a closely related inequality, known as the Banchoff-Pohl inequality, holds in Cartan-Hadamard manifolds of all dimensions.  We will also discuss the connections between this result and several other problems in geometry and analysis.

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