Convergence of Riemannian manifolds with scale invariant curvature bounds

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Norman Zergaenge
University of Warwick
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00pm
RH 306

A key challenge in Riemannian geometry is to find ``best" metrics on compact manifolds. To construct such metrics explicitly one is interested to know if approximation sequences contain subsequences that converge in some sense to a limit manifold.

In this talk we will present convergence results of sequences of closed Riemannian
4-manifolds with almost vanishing L2-norm of a curvature tensor and a non-collapsing bound on the volume of small balls.  For instance we consider a sequence of closed Riemannian 4-manifolds,
whose L2-norm of the Riemannian curvature tensor is uniformly bounded from
above, and whose L2-norm of the traceless Ricci-tensor tends to zero.  Here,
under the assumption of a uniform non-collapsing bound, which is very close
to the euclidean situation, and a uniform diameter bound, we show that there
exists a subsequence which converges in the Gromov-Hausdor sense to an
Einstein manifold.

To prove these results, we use Jeffrey Streets' L2-curvature 
ow. In particular, we use his ``tubular averaging technique" in order to prove fine distance
estimates of this flow which only depend on significant geometric bounds.