# Stability of torsion-free G_2 structures along the Laplacian flow

Lotay, J
Wei, Y

20 March 2019

## Journal:

Journal of Differential Geometry

## Last Updated:

2021-08-29T14:36:01.997+01:00

111

## DOI:

10.4310/jdg/1552442608

495-526

## abstract:

We prove that torsion-free G_2 structures are (weakly) dynamically stable
along the Laplacian flow for closed G_2 structures. More precisely, given a
torsion-free G_2 structure $\varphi$ on a compact 7-manifold, the Laplacian
flow with initial value cohomologous and sufficiently close to $\varphi$ will
converge to a torsion-free G_2 structure which is in the orbit of $\varphi$
under diffeomorphisms isotopic to the identity.

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