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For compact Riemannian manifolds all of whose geodesics are closed (aka Zoll manifolds) one can define the determinant of a zeroth order pseudodifferential operator by mimicking Szego’s definition of this determinant for the operator: multiplication by a bounded function, on the Hilbert space of square-integrable functions on the circle. In this paper we prove that the non-local contribution to this determinant can be computed in terms of a much simpler “zeta-regularized” determinant.
We provide an exhaustive description of all simply connected positively curved cohomogeneity one manifolds. The description yields a complete classification in all dimensions but 7, where in addition to known examples, our list contains one exceptional space and two infinite families not yet known to carry metrics of positive curvature. The infinite families also carry a 3-Sasakian metric of cohomogeneity one, which is associated to a family of selfdual Einstein orbifold metrics on the 4-sphere constructed by Hitchin.
We construct noncompact solutions to the affine normal flow of hypersurfaces, and show that all ancient solutions must be either ellipsoids (shrinking solitons) or paraboloids (translating solitons). We also provide a new proof of the existence of a hyperbolic affine sphere asymptotic to the boundary of a convex cone containing no lines, which is originally due to Cheng-Yau. The main techniques are local second-derivative estimates for a parabolic Monge-Ampère equation modeled on those of Ben Andrews and Gutiérrez-Huang, a decay estimate for the cubic form under the affine normal flow due to Ben Andrews, and a hypersurface barrier due to Calabi.
Being inspired by a work of Curtis T. McMullen about a very impressive automorphism of a K3 surface of Picard number zero, we shall clarify the structure of the bimeromorphic automorphism group of a non-projective hyperkähler manifold, up to finite group factor.