Mon, 22 Apr 2024
16:30 - 17:30
Tommaso Rossi

The curvature-dimension condition, CD(K,N) for short, and the (weaker) measure contraction property, or MCP(K,N), are two synthetic notions for a metric measure space to have Ricci curvature bounded from below by K and dimension bounded from above by N. In this talk, we investigate the validity of these conditions in sub-Finsler geometry, which is a wide generalization of Finsler and sub-Riemannian geometry. Firstly, we show that sub-Finsler manifolds equipped with a smooth strongly convex norm and with a positive smooth measure can not satisfy the CD(K,N) condition for any K and N. Secondly, we focus on the sub-Finsler Heisenberg group, where we show that, on the one hand, the CD(K,N) condition can not hold for any reference norm and, on the other hand, the MCP(K,N) may hold or fail depending on the regularity of the reference norm. 

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