Differential Geometry & Geometric Analysis Seminar

The Differential Geometry and Geometry Analysis seminar sees talks most often about interactions between elliptic PDE's and differential geometry.  Common topics include (but are not limited to) conformal geometry, minimal surfaces and other variational problems, K\"ahler geometry, CR geometry, elliptic problems from general relativity, nonlinear and/or nonlocal elliptic or parabolic PDE's, and geometric functional inequalities.


For more information about this seminar, contact Antonio Ache and Rafael Montezuma.

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December 3, 2015
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Asymptotic shapes of neckpinch singularities in geometric flows

Geometric flows such as Ricci flow and mean curvature flow are nonlinear parabolic PDEs that tend to develop singularities in finite time.

Fine Hall 601
Speaker: Haotian Wu,
University of Oregon
December 4, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tian's properness conjectures, the strong Moser-Trudinger inequality, and infinite-dimensional Finsler geometry

In the 90's, Tian introduced a notion of properness in the space of Kahler metrics in terms of Aubin's nonlinear Dirichlet energy and Mabuchi's K-energy and put forward several conjectures on the relation between properness and existence of Kähler-Einstein metrics.

Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Tamas Darvas ,
University of Maryland
December 11, 2015
3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA - Quinton Westrich
Fine Hall 314
Speaker: Quinton Westrich,
University of Wisconsin