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Conformal classes and almost-complex structures

It is well-known that on closed oriented surfaces $S$, conformal classes of metrics on $S$ correspond bijectively to complex structures on $S$. My understanding is that this correspondance goes as ...
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Computing geodesic distances from structural data

I am attempting to compute geodesic distances on manifolds where structural data have been sparsely sampled. First, off I am not well versed in the mathematics of differential geometry but I do have ...
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Hyperbolic (and related) structures on open unit disk

I am facing some confusion about different structures on the open unit disk $D:=\{ z \in \mathbb{C}, |z|<1 \}$. By Riemann Mapping Theorem we know there is just one complex structure on $D$, up to ...
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Orientation on Riemann surfaces

$\mathcal{X}$ is a Riemann surface and $\mathcal{E}^{(2)}(\mathcal{X})$ is the $\mathbb{C}$-Vector space of all differentiable $2$-forms on $\mathcal{X}$. I want to define the orientation of ...
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Explicit description of flat connections under pullback on principal bundles over Riemann surfaces

I'm trying to find a proof/reference for a statement that I've seen quoted in some way or the other, but without reference. The setting: let $P\longrightarrow M$ be a flat principal $G$-bundle over ...
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Short-time representation of variations of metrics on principal bundles via exp?

Let us consider a principal $G$-bundle $P\longrightarrow M$ together with an $H$-reduction $s$, where $H$ is a maximally compact Lie subgroup. As an $H$-reduction, $s\in\Gamma(M,P/H)$, hence we can ...
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“Bundle of metrics” on a principal bundle?

I've come across the term "bundle of metrics" on a principal bundle. In particular, my setting is that for $N\longrightarrow M$ a universal cover of a compact Riemann surface, $P\longrightarrow M$ a ...
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Forms on Riemann Surfaces

I want to show that the space of smooth $(1,0)$ forms on a compact Riemann surface $X$ has the natural splitting: $\mathcal{E}^{1,0}(X)=\Omega(X) \oplus \partial\mathcal{E}^{0}(X)$, where $\Omega(X)$ ...
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Metric and Curvature on a Riemann Surface

We are given a smooth conformal metric $\rho=\rho(z)\left|dz\right|$ on a Riemann surface $X$. I have a few questions relating to this: (a) The local formula $R(\rho)=\Delta \mathrm{log}\rho dx\,dy$ ...
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Riemann Sphere/Surfaces Pre-Requisites

I have recently developed a large interest in everything to do with Riemann Sphere/Surfaces. I wish to understand the topic quite well but I know that I will need to read a good number of books on ...
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Definition of PU(2,1)?

I know what the unitary group of complex matrices $U(n)$ is, and what $PU(n) = PSU(n) = SU(n)/(\mathbb{Z}/n)$ is. However, I found in an article mentioned $PU(2,1)$, the group of bi-holomorphisms of ...
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Conformal Equivalence of two Riemann metrics

I'm reading a paper and encountered a concept of conformal equivalence between two Riemannian metrics on a differentiable $2$-manifold $M$ : Two Riemannian metric $g$ and $f$ are conformally ...
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quotient of 2-torus by antiholomorphic involution is annulus?

I would like to study what the quotient $$T^2 / \Omega $$ of a closed compact Riemann surface with $g=1$ handles, once a complex structure is chosen, over an antiholomorphic involution $\Omega,$ can ...
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How to find a dual frame at the sphere

Let $U=\{ (\theta,\phi,r):\theta \in \mathbb{R}, \phi \in ]0,\pi[,r\gt 0\}$, how I can find the moving frame. I thougt: Consider the parametization for $U$ $$(\theta,\phi,r)\mapsto ...
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Using Gauss-Bonnet to prove that geodesics have at most one point of intersection

Given an oriented Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ of dimension $2$, such that $M$ has negative Gaussian curvature everywhere and $M$ is diffeomorphic to $\mathbb R^2$, I'm looking for a way to show that ...
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Hopf's theorem on CMC surfaces

I got stuck reading the proof of the following theorem: Theorem (Heinz Hopf) Let $X: S^2\to \mathbb R^3$ be a constant mean curvature immersion. Then $X(S^2)$ is a round sphere. Proof: Let ...
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Finding a closed curve $\gamma$ on a Torus such that $\gamma$ is not pseudo-Anosov

Let g denote genus and n denote number of punctures. According to Kra's construction in Pseudo-Anosov theory for surfaces, if S is an orientable surface such that $3g+n>3$ and $\gamma \in ...
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Invariance of curvature under a conformal mapping

Let $\Omega_{1}, \Omega_{2} \subseteq \mathbb{C}$ be bounded domains. Let $\rho$ be a metric on $\Omega_2$ and $h: \Omega_1 \rightarrow \Omega_2$ a conformal mapping. Let $$h^*\rho(z) = ...
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Uniformization Theorem for compact surface

Why in proof of proposition 6 of http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.1665, they claim that if a embedded surfaces $\Sigma^2 \subset (M^3,g)$ is homeomorphic to $\mathbb{RP}^2$, where $M$ is compact manifold, ...
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About Gauss-Bonnet Theorem

The Gauss–Bonnet theorem say that: If $\Sigma \subset M =\mathbb{R}^3$ is a compact 2-dimensional Riemannian manifold without boundary, then $$ \int_{\Sigma} K = 2\pi\chi_{\Sigma}$$ where $K$ is the ...
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orthonormal vector fields

In a Riemannian manifold $(M^n,g)$, is it true that given a point $p$ we can find $n$ vector fields $X_i$ on a neighborhood $U$ of $p$ such that $g(X_i,X_j)(x)=\delta_{ij}$ with $x \in U$? It seems ...
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Parabolic elements correspond to punctures

In Mapping Class Group by Farb and Margalit page 22, they say: Let $S$ be a hyperbolic surface. If a non-trivial element of $\pi_1(S)$ is represented by a loop (up to homotopy) around a puncture, ...
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Defintion of totally geodesic flat submanifold

I don't know if this is an inappropriate question to post on stackexchange, but could somebody give me (reference me) a precise definition of "totally geodesic and flat submanifold" of a riemannian ...
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The conditions of a metric to be geodesically complete

On $\{\vec{x}\in \mathbb{R^n}:x_1^2+x_2^2+\cdots+x_n^2<1\}$ in $\mathbb {R^n},$ what $\alpha$ can make the metric $$g=(1-x_1^2-x_2^2-\cdots-x_n^2)^{-\alpha}(dx_1\otimes dx_1+dx_2\otimes ...
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Precise definition of conformal structure based on a Riemannian metric on a Riemann surface

As I read the literature, I keep having some doubt about what a " conformal structure on a Riemann surface " exactly means. ( You can assume all the Riemann surface in this literature have universal ...
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How does one move a point in $B(0,1)$ to the origin with a Möbius transformation

Let $z_0$ be in the open unit disc $B(0,1)\subset \mathbf{C}$. Is there a general formula for an automorphism of $B(0,1)$ which sends $z_0$ to the origin? I find it easier to think about the complex ...
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How does a (1,1)-form on a Riemann surface induce a metric on the space of holomorphic differential forms

Let $\mu$ be a (1,1)-form on a compact connected Riemann surface $X$ of genus $g$. (Assume $\mu$ to be a real positive smooth $(1,1)$-form if necessary.) The space $H^0(X,\Omega^1)$ of holomorphic ...
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Laplace-Beltrami Operator on Surfaces

I would like to know what is known about the spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on 2-dimensional negatively curved surfaces of constant curvature. For instance, What is the spectrum of the ...