A Riemannian structure on the space of conformal metrics

Thursday, November 12, 2015 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Please note special day (Thursday) and room (Fine 601).    I will describe a Riemannanian structure on the space of conformal metrics satisfying a certain positivity condition. This metric is inspired by the Riemannian of the space of Kahler metrics, and shares many of the same properties. After defining the metric and deriving the geodesic equation, I will specialize to the case of two dimensions and prove some of the basic properties of the space. This is joint work with J. Streets (UC-Irvine).
Speaker: 
Matthew Gursky
University of Notre Dame
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 601