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- N Blazic, P Gilkey, S Nikcevic, U Simon
- 2003

We study when the Jacobi operator associated to the Weyl confor-mal curvature tensor has constant eigenvalues on the bundle of unit spacelike or timelike tangent vectors. This leads to questions in the conformal geometry of pseudo-Riemannian manifolds which generalize the Osserman conjecture to this setting. We also study similar questions related to the… (More)

- N. BLAŽIĆ, P. GILKEY, S. NIKČEVIĆ
- 2006

We use curvature decompositions to construct generating sets for the space of algebraic curvature tensors and for the space of tensors with the same symmetries as those of a torsion free, Ricci symmetric connection; the latter naturally appear in relative hypersurface theory.

- P Gilkey, S Nikcevic
- 2004

We exhibit 3 families of complete curvature homogeneous pseudo-Riemannian manifolds which are modeled on irreducible symmetric spaces and which are not locally homogeneous. All of the manifolds have nilpotent Jacobi operators; some of the manifolds are, in addition, Jordan Osserman and Jordan Ivanov-Petrova.

There is a 14-dimensional algebraic curvature tensor which is Jacobi–Tsankov (i.e. J (x)J (y) = J (y)J (x) for all x, y) but which is not 2-step Jacobi nilpotent (i.e. J (x)J (y) = 0 for some x, y); the minimal dimension where this is possible is 14. We determine the group of symmetries of this tensor and show that it is geometrically realizable by a wide… (More)

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