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**The Bochner formula for Riemannian flows(****arXiv****)**

**Author : **Fida Chami, Georges Habib

**Abstract : **In this paper, we consider a Riemannian manifold (M, g) endowed with a Riemannian flow and we study the curvature term in the Bochner-Weitzenb{ö}ck formula of the basic Laplacian on M. We prove that this term splits into two parts. The first part depends mainly on the curvature operator of the underlying manifold M and the second part is expressed in terms of the O’Neill tensor of the flow. After getting a lower bound for this term, depending on these two parts, we establish an eigenvalue estimate of the basic Laplacian on basic forms. We then discuss the limiting case of the estimate and prove that when equality occurs, the manifold M is a local product. This paper follows mainly the approach in [21].

**2.A Liouville-type theorem and Bochner formula for harmonic maps into metric spaces(****arXiv****)**

**Author : **Brian Freidin, Yingying Zhang

**Abstract : **We study analytic properties of harmonic maps from Riemannian polyhedra into CAT(κ) spaces for κ∈{0,1}. Locally, on each top-dimensional face of the domain, this amounts to studying harmonic maps from smooth domains into CAT(κ) spaces. We compute a target variation formula that captures the curvature bound in the target, and use it to prove an Lp Liouville-type theorem for harmonic maps from admissible polyhedra into convex CAT(κ) spaces. Another consequence we derive from the target variation formula is the Eells-Sampson Bochner formula for CAT(1) targets

**3. Ricci Curvature and Bochner Formulas for Martingales(****arXiv)**

**Author : **Robert Haslhofer, Aaron Naber

**Abstract : **We generalize the classical Bochner formula for the heat flow on M to martingales on the path space PM, and develop a formalism to compute evolution equations for martingales on path space. We see that our Bochner formula on PM is related to two sided bounds on Ricci curvature in much the same manner that the classical Bochner formula on M is related to lower bounds on Ricci curvature. Using this formalism, we obtain new characterizations of bounded Ricci curvature, new gradient estimates for martingales on path space, new Hessian estimates for martingales on path space, and streamlined proofs of the previous characterizations of bounded Ricci curvature of the second author (arXiv:1306.6512

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