## Hypersurfaces with a canonical principal direction

Series
Geometry Topology Seminar
Time
Monday, June 13, 2011 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 006
Speaker
Gabriel Ruiz – National Autonomous University of Mexico
Organizer
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.