A Riemannian structure on the space of conformal metrics

A Riemannian structure on the space of conformal metrics

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Matthew Gursky, University of Notre Dame
Fine Hall 601

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).