a polyhedron comparison theorem for 3-manifolds with positive scalar curvature

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 We establish a comparison theorem for polyhedra in 3-manifolds with nonnegative scalar curvature, answering affirmatively a dihedral rigidity conjecture by Gromov. For a large collections of polyhedra with interior non-negative scalar curvature and mean convex faces, we prove the dihedral angles along its edges cannot be everywhere less or equal than those of the corresponding Euclidean model, unless it is a isometric to a flat polyhedron.
Speaker: 
Chao Li
Stanford
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314