Publications [#10364] of Robert Bryant

Papers Published

  1. Levi-flat minimal hypersurfaces in two-dimensional complex space forms, in Lie groups, geometric structures and differential equations---one hundred years after Sophus Lie (Kyoto/Nara, 1999), Adv. Stud. Pure Math., vol. 37 (2002), pp. 1--44, Math. Soc. Japan
    (last updated on 2010/11/19)

    Abstract:
    The purpose of this article is to classify the real hypersurfaces in complex space forms of dimension 2 that are both Levi-flat and minimal. The main results are as follows: When the curvature of the complex space form is nonzero, there is a 1-parameter family of such hypersurfaces. Specifically, for each one-parameter subgroup of the isometry group of the complex space form, there is an essentially unique example that is invariant under this one-parameter subgroup. On the other hand, when the curvature of the space form is zero, i.e., when the space form is complex 2-space with its standard flat metric, there is an additional `exceptional' example that has no continuous symmetries but is invariant under a lattice of translations. Up to isometry and homothety, this is the unique example with no continuous symmetries.