In this talk two different methods for constructing complete steady and expanding Ricci solitons of cohomogeneity one will be discussed. The first is based on an estimate on the growth of the soliton potential and holds for large classes of cohomogeneity one manifolds. The second approach is specific to the two summands case and uses a Lyapunov function. This method also carries over to the Einstein case and as an application, a simplified construction of B\"ohm's Einstein metrics of positive scalar curvature on spheres will be explained.
- Geometry and Analysis Seminar