Complex, Contact and Symmetric Manifolds: In Honor of L. Vanhecke

Complex, Contact and Symmetric Manifolds: In Honor of L. Vanhecke


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* Contains research and survey articles by well known and respected mathematicians on recent developments and research trends in differential geometry and topology

* Dedicated in honor of Lieven Vanhecke, as a tribute to his many fruitful and inspiring contributions to these fields

* Papers include all necessary introductory and contextual material to appeal to non-specialists, as well as researchers and differential geometers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817638504
Publisher: Birkh�user Boston
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Series: Progress in Mathematics , #234
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

* Preface * Acknowledgments * Authors’ Addresses * List of Participants * D.E. Blair: Curvature of Contact Metric Manifolds * E. Boeckx: A case for curvature: the unit tangent bundle * A.A. Borisenko: Convex hypersurfaces in Hadamard manifolds * G. Calvaruso: Contact metric geometry of the unit tangent sphere bundle * V. Cortés and L. Schäfer: Topological-antitopological fusion equations, pluriharmonic maps and special Kähler manifolds * P. de Bartolomeis: Z2 and Z-Deformation Theory for Holomorphic and Symplectic Manifolds * J.C. Díaz-Ramos, E. García-Río and L. Hervella: Total scalar curvatures of geodesic spheres and of boundaries of geodesic disks * M. Djoric: Commutative condition on the second fundamental form of CR submanifolds of maximal CR dimension of a Kähler manifold * C. Dunn and P.B. Gilkey: Curvature homogeneous pseudo-Riemannian manifolds which are not locally homogeneous * M. Fernández and V. Muñoz: The Geography of Non-formal Manifolds * A. Fujiki and M. Pontecorvo: On Hermitian geometry of complex surfaces * O. Gil-Medrano: Unit vector fields that are critical points of the volume and of the energy: characterization and examples * O. Kowalski and Z. Vlášek: On 3-dimensional Riemannian manifolds with prescribed Ricci eigenvalues * A.M. Naveira: Two problems in real and complex integral geometry * T. Oguro and K. Sekigawa: Notes on the Goldberg conjecture in dimension four * C-L. Terng and E. Wang: Curved flats, exterior differential systems, and conservation laws * K. Tsukada: Symmetric submanifolds of Riemannian symmetric spaces and symmetric R-spaces * J.A. Wolf: Complex forms of Quaternionic SymmetricSpaces

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