### Hypersurfaces with a canonical principal direction

- Series
- Geometry Topology Seminar
- Time
- Monday, June 13, 2011 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Gabriel Ruiz – National Autonomous University of Mexico

Given a non-null vector field X in a Riemannian manifold, a hypersurfaceis said to have a canonical principal direction relative to $X$ if theprojection of X onto the tangent space of the hypersurface gives aprincipal direction. We give different ways for building thesehypersurfaces, as well as a number of useful characterizations. Inparticular, we relate them with transnormal functions and eikonalequations. Finally, we impose the further condition of having constantmean curvature to characterize the canonical principal direction surfacesin Euclidean space as Delaunay surfaces.