Analysis of Ricci flow on noncompact manifolds
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In this dissertation, we present some analysis of Ricci flow on complete noncompact manifolds. The first half of the dissertation concerns the formation of Type-II singularity in Ricci flow on [mathematical equation]. For each [mathematical equation] , we construct complete solutions to Ricci flow on [mathematical equation] which encounter global singularities at a finite time T such that the singularities are forming arbitrarily slowly with the curvature blowing up arbitrarily fast at the rate [mathematical equation]. Near the origin, blow-ups of such a solution converge uniformly to the Bryant soliton. Near spatial infinity, blow-ups of such a solution converge uniformly to the shrinking cylinder soliton. As an application of this result, we prove that there exist standard solutions of Ricci flow on [mathematical equation] whose blow-ups near the origin converge uniformly to the Bryant soliton. In the second half of the dissertation, we fully analyze the structure of the Lichnerowicz Laplacian of a Bergman metric g[subscript B] on a complex hyperbolic space [mathematical equation] and establish the linear stability of the curvature-normalized Ricci flow at such a geometry in complex dimension [mathematical equation]. We then apply the maximal regularity theory for quasilinear parabolic systems to prove a dynamical stability result of Bergman metric on the complete noncompact CH[superscript m] under the curvature-normalized Ricci flow in complex dimension [mathematical equation]. We also prove a similar dynamical stability result on a smooth closed quotient manifold of [mathematical symbols]. In order to apply the maximal regularity theory, we define suitably weighted little Hölder spaces on a complete noncompact manifold and establish their interpolation properties.