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285G, Lecture 11: κ-noncollapsing via Perelman reduced volume

Having established the monotonicity of the Perelman reduced volume in the previous lecture (after first heuristically justifying this monotonicity in Lecture 9), we now show how this can be used to establish -noncollapsing of Ricci flows, thus giving a second proof of Theorem 2 from… 3,784 more words


285G, Lecture 8: Ricci flow as a gradient flow, log-Sobolev inequalities, and Perelman entropy

It is well known that the heat equation


on a compact Riemannian manifold (M,g) (with metric g static, i.e. independent of time), where is a scalar field, can be interpreted as the… 4,259 more words