We prove that the moduli space of complete Riemannian metrics of bounded geometry and uniformly positive scalar curvature on an orientable 3-manifold is path-connected. This generalises the main result of the fourth author [Mar12] in the compact case. The proof uses Ricci flow with surgery as well as arguments involving performing infinite connected sums with control on the geometry.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
- Open manifolds
- Ricci flow
- Scalar curvature