• A New Proof of the Theorem: Harmonic Manifolds with Minimal Horospheres are Flat

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      Harmonic manifold; Busemann function; minimal horospheres.

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      In this note we reprove the known theorem: Harmonic manifolds with minimal horospheres are flat. It turns out that our proof is simpler and more direct than the original one. We also reprove the theorem: Ricci flat harmonic manifolds are flat, which is generally affirmed by appealing to Cheeger–Gromov splitting theorem. We also confirm that if a harmonic manifold 𝑀 has same volume density function as $\mathbb{R}^n$, then 𝑀 is flat.

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      Hemangi M Shah1

      1. Harish Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi 211 019, India
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  • Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences | News

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