Asian Journal of Mathematics

A holographic principle for the existence of parallel Spinor fields and an inequality of Shi-Tam type

Oussama Hijazi and Sebastián Montiel

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Abstract

Suppose that $\Sigma = \partial M$ is the $n$-dimensional boundary of a connected compact Riemannian spin manifold $(M, \langle , \rangle)$ with non-negative scalar curvature, and that the (inward) mean curvature $H$ of $\Sigma$ is positive. We show that the first eigenvalue of the Dirac operator of the boundary corresponding to the conformal metric $\langle , \rangle {}_H = H^2 \langle , \rangle$ is at least $n/2$ and equality holds if and only if there exists a non-trivial parallel spinor field on $M$. As a consequence, if $\Sigma$ admits an isometric and isospin immersion $F$ with mean curvature $H_0$ as a hypersurface into another spin Riemannian manifold $M_0$ admitting a parallel spinor field, then$$\int_{\Sigma} H{ } d\Sigma \leq \int_{\Sigma} \frac{H^2_0}{H} { } d\Sigma$$where $H$ is the mean curvature of $\Sigma$ as the boundary of $M$ and $H_0$ stands for the mean curvature of the immersion $F$ of $\Sigma$ into $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. Equality holds if and only if $\Sigma$ is connected, $M$ is a Euclidean domain and the embedding of $\Sigma$ in $M$ and its immersion in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ are congruent.

Article information

Source
Asian J. Math., Volume 18, Number 3 (2014), 489-506.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 8 September 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ajm/1410186668

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3257837

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1315.53050

Subjects
Primary: 53C27: Spin and Spin$^c$ geometry 53C40: Global submanifolds [See also 53B25] 53C80: Applications to physics 58G25

Keywords
Manifolds with boundary Dirac operator eigenvalues rigidity Positive Mass Theorem

Citation

Hijazi, Oussama; Montiel, Sebastián. A holographic principle for the existence of parallel Spinor fields and an inequality of Shi-Tam type. Asian J. Math. 18 (2014), no. 3, 489--506. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ajm/1410186668


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