From the kÄhler-ricci flow to moving free boundaries and shocks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

We show that the twisted Kähler-Ricci flow on a compact Kähler manifold X converges to a flow of moving free boundaries, in a certain scaling limit. This leads to a new phenomenon of singularity formation and topology change which can be seen as a complex generalization of the extensively studied formation of shocks in Hamilton-Jacobi equations and hyperbolic conservation laws (notably, in the adhesion model in cosmology). In particular we show how to recover the Hele-Shaw flow (Laplacian growth) of growing 2D domains from the Ricci flow. As will be explained elsewhere the scaling limit in question arises as the zero-temperature limit of a certain many particle system on X.

Hamilton-Jacobi equation

Kähler manifold

Free boundary

Kähler-Ricci flow

Hele-Shaw flow


Robert Berman


Hoang Chinh Lu

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Université Paris-Sud

Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique - Mathematiques

24297100 (ISSN) 2270518X (eISSN)

Vol. 5 549-563


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