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The canonical Einstein metric on G2 is dynamically unstable under the Ricci flow

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stuart HallORCiD



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© 2019 London Mathematical Society In this note, we show that the bi-invariant Einstein metric on the compact Lie group G2is dynamically unstable as a fixed point of the Ricci flow. This completes the stability analysis for the bi-invariant metrics on the compact, connected, simple Lie groups. Interestingly, G2 is the only unstable exceptional group.

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Author(s): Hall SJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society

Year: 2019

Volume: 51

Issue: 3

Pages: 399-405

Print publication date: 03/06/2019

Online publication date: 04/02/2019

Acceptance date: 13/12/2018

Date deposited: 05/03/2019

ISSN (print): 0024-6093

ISSN (electronic): 1469-2120

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.


DOI: 10.1112/blms.12238


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