TY - JOUR

T1 - Anosov flows with smooth foliations and rigidity of geodesic flows on three-dimensional manifolds of negative curvature

AU - Feres, Renato

AU - Katok, Anatole

PY - 1990/12

Y1 - 1990/12

N2 - We consider Anosov flows on a 5-dimensional smooth manifold V that possesses an invariant symplectic form (transverse to the flow) and a smooth invariant probability measure. Our main technical result is the following: If the Anosov foliations are C∞, then either (1) the manifold is a transversely locally symmetric space, i.e. there is a flow-invariant C∞ affine connection on V such that R 0, where R is the curvature tensor of, and the torsion tensor T only has nonzero component along the flow direction, or (2) its Oseledec decomposition extends to a C∞ splitting of TV (defined everywhere on V) and for any invariant ergodic measure, there exists > 0 such that the Lyapunov exponents are −2, −, 0,, and 2, -almost everywhere. As an application, we prove: Given a closed three-dimensional manifold of negative curvature, assume the horospheric foliations of its geodesic flow are C∞. Then, this flow is C∞ conjugate to the geodesic flow on a manifold of constant negative curvature.

AB - We consider Anosov flows on a 5-dimensional smooth manifold V that possesses an invariant symplectic form (transverse to the flow) and a smooth invariant probability measure. Our main technical result is the following: If the Anosov foliations are C∞, then either (1) the manifold is a transversely locally symmetric space, i.e. there is a flow-invariant C∞ affine connection on V such that R 0, where R is the curvature tensor of, and the torsion tensor T only has nonzero component along the flow direction, or (2) its Oseledec decomposition extends to a C∞ splitting of TV (defined everywhere on V) and for any invariant ergodic measure, there exists > 0 such that the Lyapunov exponents are −2, −, 0,, and 2, -almost everywhere. As an application, we prove: Given a closed three-dimensional manifold of negative curvature, assume the horospheric foliations of its geodesic flow are C∞. Then, this flow is C∞ conjugate to the geodesic flow on a manifold of constant negative curvature.

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U2 - 10.1017/S0143385700005836

DO - 10.1017/S0143385700005836

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84972072933

VL - 10

SP - 657

EP - 670

JO - Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

JF - Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems

SN - 0143-3857

IS - 4

ER -