We produce new families of steady and expanding Ricci solitons
that are not of Kahler type. In the steady case, the asymptotics are
a mixture of the Hamilton cigar and the Bryant soliton paraboloid
asymptotics. We obtain some examples of Ricci solitons on homeomorphic
but non-diffeomorphic spaces. We also find numerical evidence of solitons
with more complicated topology.
- Geometry and Analysis Seminar