Topology of complete $3$-manifolds with uniformly positive scalar curvature

Jian Wang, Stony Brook University
Fine Hall 322

In-Person Talk 

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A well-known question posed by S.T. Yau is how to classify  3-manifolds admitting a complete metric with (uniformly) positive scalar curvature up to diffeomorphism. It was resolved by G.Perelman for closed $3$-manifolds. However, the non-compact case is complicated. In this talk, I will give a complete topological characterization for complete open $3$-manifolds with uniformly positive scalar curvature. Furthermore, we will talk about its generalization for $3$-manifolds with boundaries.