Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

G. Carron - I. Mondello - D. Tewodrose

Limits of manifolds with a Kato bound on the Ricci curvature

created by tewodrose on 25 Oct 2021
modified on 12 Mar 2023


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 25 oct 2021
Last Updated: 12 mar 2023

Journal: Geometry and Topology
Year: 2023

ArXiv: 2102.05940 PDF


We study the structure of Gromov-Hausdorff limits of sequences of Riemannian manifolds $\{(M_\alpha^n,g_\alpha)\}_{\alpha \in A}$ whose Ricci curvature satisfies a uniform Kato bound. We first obtain Mosco convergence of the Dirichlet energies to the Cheeger energy and show that tangent cones of such limits satisfy the $\mathrm{RCD}(0,n)$ condition. When assuming a non-collapsing assumption, we introduce a new family of monotone quantities, which allows us to prove that tangent cones are also metric cones. We then show the existence of a well-defined stratification in terms of splittings of tangent cones. We finally prove volume convergence to the Hausdorff $n$-measure.