
Special Issue on Scalar and Ricci Curvature in honor of Misha Gromov on his 75th Birthday
The Guest Editors for this special issue are
LanHsuan Huang (University of Connecticut, USA)
Blaine Lawson (Stony Brook University, USA)
Pengzi Miao (University of Miami, USA)
Paolo Piazza (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Richard Schoen (University of California at Irvine, USA)
Christina Sormani (City University of New York, USA)
Guofang Wei (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
This special issue of SIGMA is dedicated to Misha Gromov on his 75th Birthday. We invited key participants from his IAS Emerging Topics Working Group on Scalar Curvature and Convergence as well as other leading experts to submit survey articles concerning open problems on the following topics:
 synthetic notions of Ricci and scalar curvature;
 geometric properties of Riemannian manifolds with bounds on their Ricci and scalar curvature;
 low regularity notions of Ricci and scalar curvature;
 geometric Stability and Almost Rigidity of rigidity theorems involving Ricci and scalar curvature;
 Gromov–Hausdorff and intrinsic flat convergence of sequences of Riemannian manifolds with bounds on their Ricci or scalar curvature and the properties of their limit spaces.
In this volume there are 22 articles exploring these topics and related problems.
We are grateful to the authors who contributed to the volume and to the referees for their careful reviews.
Everyone was also invited to record lectures for 2020 Virtual Workshop on Ricci and Scalar Curvature.
Twentyfour lectures were selected, shared, and discussed online in the Summer for 2020. Selected postdocs participating in the workshop were funded in part by NSF DMS 1612049.
We published their talks as well.
We thank all the speakers and participants for contributing to the success of the event.
We thank Misha Gromov for all his inspiring work and brilliant ideas.
We chose SIGMA because its articles are free for all to read and there are no publishing fees for the authors.
We hope that everyone will enjoy both these articles and the freely available videos of the 2020 Virtual Workshop on Ricci and Scalar Curvature.
The Guest Editors
Papers in this Issue:

Positive Scalar Curvature on Spin Pseudomanifolds: the Fundamental Group and Secondary Invariants

Boris Botvinnik, Paolo Piazza and Jonathan Rosenberg
SIGMA 17 (2021), 062, 39 pages [ abs
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On Scalar and Ricci Curvatures

Gerard Besson and Sylvestre Gallot
SIGMA 17 (2021), 046, 42 pages [ abs
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Homotopy Invariance of the Space of Metrics with Positive Scalar Curvature on Manifolds with Singularities

Boris Botvinnik and Mark G. Walsh
SIGMA 17 (2021), 034, 27 pages [ abs
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Convergence to the Product of the Standard Spheres and Eigenvalues of the Laplacian

Masayuki Aino
SIGMA 17 (2021), 017, 29 pages [ abs
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CurvatureDimension Condition Meets Gromov's $n$Volumic Scalar Curvature

Jialong Deng
SIGMA 17 (2021), 013, 20 pages [ abs
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On the 2Systole of Stretched Enough Positive Scalar Curvature Metrics on $\mathbb{S}^2\times\mathbb{S}^2$

Thomas Richard
SIGMA 16 (2020), 136, 7 pages [ abs
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Inscribed Radius Bounds for Lower Ricci Bounded Metric Measure Spaces with Mean Convex Boundary

Annegret Burtscher, Christian Ketterer, Robert J. McCann and Eric Woolgar
SIGMA 16 (2020), 131, 29 pages [ abs
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Positive Scalar Curvature due to the Cokernel of the Classifying Map

Thomas Schick and Vito Felice Zenobi
SIGMA 16 (2020), 129, 12 pages [ abs
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Defining Pointwise Lower Scalar Curvature Bounds for $C^0$ Metrics with Regularization by Ricci Flow

Paula BurkhardtGuim
SIGMA 16 (2020), 128, 10 pages [ abs
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Width, Largeness and Index Theory

Rudolf Zeidler
SIGMA 16 (2020), 127, 15 pages [ abs
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Collapsing Geometry with Ricci Curvature Bounded Below and Ricci Flow Smoothing

Shaosai Huang, Xiaochun Rong and Bing Wang
SIGMA 16 (2020), 123, 25 pages [ abs
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The Measure Preserving Isometry Groups of Metric Measure Spaces

Yifan Guo
SIGMA 16 (2020), 114, 14 pages [ abs
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Conjectures and Open Questions on the Structure and Regularity of Spaces with Lower Ricci Curvature Bounds

Aaron Naber
SIGMA 16 (2020), 104, 8 pages [ abs
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Dihedral Rigidity of Parabolic Polyhedrons in Hyperbolic Spaces

Chao Li
SIGMA 16 (2020), 099, 8 pages [ abs
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Covariant vs Contravariant Methods in Differential Geometry

Maung MinOo
SIGMA 16 (2020), 095, 10 pages [ abs
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About Bounds for Eigenvalues of the Laplacian with Density

Aïssatou Mossèle Ndiaye
SIGMA 16 (2020), 090, 8 pages [ abs
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The Fundamental Groups of Open Manifolds with Nonnegative Ricci Curvature

Jiayin Pan
SIGMA 16 (2020), 078, 16 pages [ abs
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Gromov Rigidity of BiInvariant Metrics on Lie Groups and Homogeneous Spaces

Yukai Sun and Xianzhe Dai
SIGMA 16 (2020), 068, 6 pages [ abs
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The Bochner Technique and Weighted Curvatures

Peter Petersen and Matthias Wink
SIGMA 16 (2020), 064, 10 pages [ abs
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Nonnegative Scalar Curvature and Area Decreasing Maps

Weiping Zhang
SIGMA 16 (2020), 033, 7 pages [ abs
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NNSCCobordism of Bartnik Data in High Dimensions

Xue Hu and Yuguang Shi
SIGMA 16 (2020), 030, 5 pages [ abs
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Collapsed Ricci Limit Spaces as NonCollapsed RCD Spaces

Shouhei Honda
SIGMA 16 (2020), 021, 10 pages [ abs
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