Curvature of random metrics

Friday, October 28, 2011 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
We study Gauss curvature for random Riemannian metrics on a compact surface, lying in a fixed conformal class; our questions are motivated by comparison geometry. Next, analogous questions are considered for the scalar curvature in dimension $n>2$, and for the $Q$-curvature of random Riemannian metrics. This is joint work with I. Wigman and Y. Canzani
Dmitry Jakobson
McGill University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314