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Session S23 - Group actions in Differential Geometry

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On Ricci negative derivations

Valeria Gutiérrez

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina   -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Given a nilpotent Lie algebra, we study the space of all diagonalizable derivations such that the corresponding one-dimensional solvable extension admits a left-invariant metric with negative Ricci curvature. It has been conjectured by Lauret- Will that such a space coincides with an open and convex subset of derivations defined in terms of the moment map for the variety of nilpotent Lie algebras. We prove the validity of the conjecture in dimension $≤5$, as well as for Heisenberg and standard filiform Lie algebras.

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