Superforms, supercurrents, minimal manifolds and Riemannian geometry
Journal article, 2019

Supercurrents, as introduced by Lagerberg, were mainly motivated as a way to study tropical varieties. Here we will associate a supercurrent to any smooth submanifold of Rn. Positive supercurrents resemble positive currents in complex analysis, but depend on a choice of scalar product on Rn and reflect the induced Riemannian structure on the submanifold. In this way we can use techniques from complex analysis to study real submanifolds. We illustrate the idea by giving area estimates of minimal manifolds and a monotonicity property of the mean curvature flow. We also use the formalism to give a relatively short proof of Weyl’s tube formula.


Bo Berndtsson

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Algebra and geometry

University of Gothenburg

Arnold Mathematical Journal

21996792 (ISSN) 21996806 (eISSN)

Vol. 5 501-532

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