#### Geometry & Topology Seminar

##### Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department

Consider Riemannian functionals defined by L^2-norms of Ricci curvature, scalar curvature, Weyl curvature and Riemannian curvature. I will talk about rigidity, stability and local minimizing properties of Einstein metrics and their products as critical metrics of these quadratic functionals. We prove that the product of a spherical space form and a compact hyperbolic manifold is unstable for certain quadratic functionals if the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of the hyperbolic manifold is sufficiently small. We also prove the stability of L^{n/2}-norm of Weyl curvature at compact quotients of Sn × Hm.

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2019