Algebraic Properties of Curvature Operators in Lorentzian Manifolds with Large Isometry Groups

Giovanni Calvaruso
2010 Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications  
Together with spaces of constant sectional curvature and products of a real line with a manifold of constant curvature, the socalled Egorov spaces and $\varepsilon$-spaces exhaust the class of $n$-dimensional Lorentzian manifolds admitting a group of isometries of dimension at least ${1/2} n(n-1)+1$, for almost all values of $n$ [Patrangenaru V., Geom. Dedicata 102 (2003), 25-33]. We shall prove that the curvature tensor of these spaces satisfy several interesting algebraic properties. In
more » ... roperties. In particular, we will show that Egorov spaces are Ivanov-Petrova manifolds, curvature-Ricci commuting (indeed, semi-symmetric) and $\mathcal P$-spaces, and that $\varepsilon$-spaces are Ivanov-Petrova and curvature-curvature commuting manifolds.
doi:10.3842/sigma.2010.005 fatcat:cr6mcpkztvhivigqo5fpe2p4tq