Mathematische Zeitschrift

, Volume 255, Issue 2, pp 427-436

First online:

Singular Riemannian foliations on nonpositively curved manifolds

  • Dirk TöbenAffiliated withMathematisches Institut, Universität zu Köln Email author 

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We prove the nonexistence of a proper singular Riemannian foliation admitting section in compact manifolds of nonpositive curvature. Then we give a global description of proper singular Riemannian foliations admitting sections on Hadamard manifolds. In addition by using the theory of taut immersions we provide a short proof of this result in the special case of a polar action.


Singular Riemannian foliations Nonpositive curvature

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

53C12 57R30