Communications in Analysis and Geometry
Volume 29 (2021)
Entropy, noncollapsing, and a gap theorem for ancient solutions to the Ricci flow
Pages: 501 – 524
In this paper we discuss the asymptotic entropy for ancient solutions to the Ricci flow. We prove a gap theorem for ancient solutions, which could be regarded as an entropy counterpart of Yokota’s work. In addition, we prove that under some assumptions on one time slice of a complete ancient solution with nonnegative curvature operator, finite asymptotic entropy implies $\kappa$‑noncollapsing on all scales. This result is used by the author  to prove Perelman’s assertion that on an ancient solution to the Ricci flow with bounded nonnegative curvature operator, bounded entropy is equivalent to noncollapsing on all scales; see section 11 in .
Received 20 May 2017
Accepted 7 August 2018
Published 19 April 2021