Cohomogeneity one Ricci solitons

26 May 2016
Alejandro Betancourt

Abstract: Ricci solitons are genralizations of Einstein metrics which have become subject of much interest over the last decade. In this talk I will give a basic introduction to these metrics and discuss how to reformulate the Ricci soliton equation as a Hamiltonian system assuming some symmetry conditions. Using this approach we will construct explicit solutions to the soliton equation for manifolds of dimension 5.

  • Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar