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D. Conti - F. A. Rossi

Indefinite Einstein metrics on nice Lie groups

created by rossi on 24 May 2018



Inserted: 24 may 2018
Last Updated: 24 may 2018

Year: 2018

ArXiv: 1805.08491 PDF


We introduce a systematic method to produce left-invariant, non-Ricci-flat Einstein metrics of indefinite signature on nice nilpotent Lie groups. On a nice nilpotent Lie group, we give a simple algebraic characterization of non-Ricci-flat left-invariant Einstein metrics in both the class of metrics for which the nice basis is orthogonal and a more general class associated to order two permutations of the nice basis. We obtain classifications in dimension 8 and, under the assumption that the root matrix is surjective, dimension 9; moreover, we prove that Einstein nilpotent Lie groups of nonzero scalar curvature exist in every dimension $\geq 8$.

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