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Rigidity of volume-minimising hypersurfaces in Riemannian 5-manifolds



In this paper we generalise the main result of [4] for manifolds that are not necessarily Einstein. In fact, we obtain an upper bound for the volume of a locally volume-minimising closed hypersurface Σ of a Riemannian 5-manifold M with scalar curvature bounded from below by a positive constant in terms of the total traceless Ricci curvature of Σ. Furthermore, if Σ saturates the respective upper bound and M has nonnegative Ricci curvature, then Σ is isometric to 𝕊4 up to scaling and M splits in a neighbourhood of Σ. Also, we obtain a rigidity result for the Riemannian cover of M when Σ minimises the volume in its homotopy class and saturates the upper bound.



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Rigidity of volume-minimising hypersurfaces in Riemannian 5-manifolds



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