Christian Rose (https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/mathematik/analysis/rose/) is going to defend his phD thesis under the direction of P. Stollmann at the Technische University Chemnitz (Germany). G. Carron and C. Rose has worked separately on Riemannian manifolds whose Ricci curvature is in some Kato class. G. Carron : Geometric inequalities for manifolds with Ricci curvature in the Kato class arXiv 161203027. C. Rose: Heat kernel upper bound on Riemannian manifolds with locally uniform Ricci curvature integral bounds. preprint arXiv:1601.07438. Journal of Geometric Analysis, DOI: 10.1007/s12220-016-9738-3 C. Rose: Li-Yau gradient estimate for compact manifolds with negative part of Ricci curvature in the Kato class, preprint arXiv:1608.04221. C. Rose, P. Stollmann: The Kato class on compact manifolds with integral bounds of Ricci curvature. Preprint arXiv:1601.07441. After these papers, they want to investigate several questions : -Is it possible to get some optimal eigenvalue estimate à la Bakry-Qian in this setting ? -Is it possible to show directly that a L^p bound on the Ricci curvature leads to a control of the Ricci curvature in some Kato class. -Is it possible to estimate the Gromov-Hausdorff distance to a flat tori when the Ricci curvature is small in the Kato class and when the first Betti number of the manifold is equal to the dimension.
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