Volume estimates for tubes around submanifolds using integral curvature bounds

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Speaker: 
Yousef Chahine
Institution: 
UC Santa Barbara
Time: 
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Host: 
Xiangwen Zhang
Location: 
RH 306

We generalize an inequality of E. Heintze and H. Karcher for the volume of tubes around minimal submanifolds to an inequality based on integral bounds for k-Ricci curvature. Even in the case of a pointwise bound this generalizes the classical inequality by replacing a sectional curvature bound with a k-Ricci bound. This work is motivated by the estimates of Petersen-Shteingold-Wei for the volume of tubes around a geodesic and generalizes their estimate. Using similar ideas we also prove a Hessian comparison theorem for k-Ricci curvature which generalizes the usual Hessian and Laplacian comparison for distance functions from a point and give several applications.