Calibrated Submanifolds of R^7 and R^8 with Symmetries

Research paper by Jason Lotay

Indexed on: 16 Jan '07Published on: 16 Jan '07Published in: Mathematics - Differential Geometry


The principal theory of this paper comprises a technique for constructing associative, coassociative and Cayley submanifolds of Euclidean space with symmetries, using first-order ordinary differential equations. Explicit examples of U(1)-invariant associative cones in R^7 and SU(2)-invariant Cayley 4-folds in R^8 are then produced using this method. Further examples of associative 3-folds are presented, which are ruled, and other systems of differential equations defining calibrated submanifolds in R^7 and R^8 are given.