Non-Kahler Ricci flow singularities that converge to Kahler-Ricci solitons

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Dan Knopf
UT Austin
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
RH 306

We describe Riemannian (non-Kahler) Ricci flow solutions that develop finite-time Type-I singularities whose parabolic dilations converge to a shrinking Kahler–Ricci soliton singularity model. More specifically, the singularity model for these solutions is the “blowdown soliton” discovered in 2003 by Feldman, Ilmanen, and the speaker. Our results support the conjecture that the blowdown soliton is stable under Ricci flow. This work also provides the first set of rigorous examples of non-Kahler solutions of Ricci flow that become asymptotically Kahler, in suitable space-time neighborhoods of developing singularities, at rates that break scaling invariance. These results support the conjectured stability of the subspace of Kahler metrics under Ricci flow.