Uniqueness and nonuniqueness for Ricci flow on surfaces : Reverse cusp singularities

  title={Uniqueness and nonuniqueness for Ricci flow on surfaces : Reverse cusp singularities},
  author={Peter M. Topping},
  • Peter M. Topping
  • Published 2010
We extend the notion of what it means for a complete Ricci flow to have a given initial metric, and consider the resulting well-posedness issues that arise in the 2D case. On one hand we construct examples of nonuniqueness by showing that surfaces with cusps can evolve either by keeping the cusps or by contracting them. On the other hand, by adding a noncollapsedness assumption for the initial metric, we establish a uniqueness result. 

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