Kourganoff, Mickaël

A similarity structure on a connected manifold M is a Riemannian metric on its universal cover such that the fundamental group of M acts by similarities. If the manifold M is compact, we show that the universal cover admits a de Rham decomposition with at most two factors, one of which is Euclidean. Very recently, after Belgun and Moroianu conjectu...

Boissière, Samuel Camere, Chiara Sarti, Alessandra

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Wenger, Stefan
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Mathematische Annalen

We prove that any proper, geodesic metric space whose Dehn function grows asymptotically like the Euclidean one has asymptotic cones which are non-positively curved in the sense of Alexandrov, thus are CAT(0)\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepac...

Roulleau, Xavier Sarti, Alessandra

A Nikulin configuration is the data of 16 disjoint smooth rational curves on a K3 surface. According to a well known result of Nikulin, if a K3 surface contains a Nikulin configuration C, then X is a Kummer surface X = Km(B) where B is an Abelian surface determined by C. Let B be a generic Abelian surface having a polarization M with M 2 = k(k + 1)...

Augat, Meric Helton, J. William Klep, Igor McCullough, Scott

Linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) $I_d + \sum_{j=1}^g A_jx_j + \sum_{j=1}^g A_j^*x_j^*\succeq0$ play a role in many areas of applications and the set of solutions to one is called a spectrahedron. LMIs in (dimension--free) matrix variables model most problems in linear systems engineering, and their solution sets D_A are called free spectrahedra. T...

Bojković, Velibor Poineau, Jérôme

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Andersen, Nickolas Duke, William
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Mathematische Annalen

The connection between Markov’s theory of minima of indefinite binary quadratic forms and hyperbolic geodesics is well-known. We introduce some new analogues of the Markov spectrum defined in terms of modular billiards and consider the problem of characterizing that part of the spectrum below the lowest limit point.

Dubouloz, Adrien Kishimoto, Takashi

An algebraic variety is called $\mathbb{A}^{1}$-cylindrical if it contains an $ \mathbb{A}^{1}$-cylinder, i.e. a Zariski open subset of the form $Z\times\mathbb{A}^{1}$ for some algebraic variety $Z$. We show that the generic fiber of a family $f:X\rightarrow S$ of normal $\mathbb{A}^{1}$-cylindrical varieties becomes $\mathbb{A}^{1}$-cylindrical a...

Le Boudec, P

Vigolo, Federico
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Mathematische Annalen

In this paper we compute the discrete fundamental groups of warped cones. As an immediate consequence, this allows us to show that there exist coarsely simply-connected expanders and superexpanders. This also provides a strong coarse invariant of warped cones and implies that many warped cones cannot be coarsely equivalent to any box space.