In this paper, we introduce a new definition of the Ricci curvature on cell-complexes and prove the Gauss-Bonnnet type theorem for graphs and 2-complexes that decompose closed surfaces. The differential forms on a cell complex are defined as linear maps on the chain complex, and the Laplacian operates this differential forms. Our Ricci curvature is defined by the combinatorial Bochner-Weitzenböck formula. We prove some propositionerties of combinatorial vector fields on a cell complex.
"Combinatorial Ricci curvature on cell-complex and Gauss-Bonnnet theorem." Tohoku Math. J. (2) 71 (4) 533 - 547, 2019. https://doi.org/10.2748/tmj/1576724792