Geometry and Topology Seminar

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The Geometry and Topology seminar meets in room 901 of Van Vleck Hall on Fridays from 1:20pm - 2:10pm.
For more information, contact Alexandra Kjuchukova or Lu Wang .


Fall 2017

date speaker title host(s)
September 8 TBA TBA TBA
September 15 Jiyuan Han (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "On closeness of ALE SFK metrics on minimal ALE Kahler surfaces" Local
September 22 Sigurd Angenent (UW-Madison) TBA Local
September 29 Ke Zhu (Minnesota State University) "Isometric Embedding via Heat Kernel" Bing Wang
October 6 Shaosai Huang (Stony Brook) TBA Bing Wang
October 13 (reserved) TBA Kjuchukova
October 20 Shengwen Wang (Johns Hopkins) TBA Lu Wang
October 27 Marco Mendez-Guaraco (Chicago) TBA Lu Wang
November 3 TBA TBA TBA
November 10 TBA TBA TBA
November 17 Ovidiu Munteanu (University of Connecticut) TBA Bing Wang
Thanksgiving Recess
December 1 TBA TBA TBA
December 8 TBA TBA TBA

Fall Abstracts

Jiyuan Han

"On closeness of ALE SFK metrics on minimal ALE Kahler surfaces"

Under some topological assumption (which gives the boundedness of Sobolev constant), we construct the space of ALE SFK metrics on minimal ALE Kahler surfaces asymptotic to C^2/G, where G is a finite subgroup of U(2). This is a joint work with Jeff Viaclovsky.

Sigurd Angenent


Ke Zhu

"Isometric Embedding via Heat Kernel"

The Nash embedding theorem states that every Riemannian manifold can be isometrically embedded into some Euclidean space with dimension bound. Isometric means preserving the length of every path. Nash's proof involves sophisticated perturbations of the initial embedding, so not much is known about the geometry of the resulted embedding. In this talk, using the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian operator, we construct canonical isometric embeddings of compact Riemannian manifolds into Euclidean spaces, and study the geometry of embedded images. They turn out to have large mean curvature (intuitively, very bumpy), but the extent of oscillation is about the same at every point. This is a joint work with Xiaowei Wang.

Shaosai Huang


Shengwen Wang


Marco Mendez-Guaraco


Ovidiu Munteanu


Archive of past Geometry seminars

2016-2017 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2016-2017

2015-2016: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2015-2016

2014-2015: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2014-2015

2013-2014: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2013-2014

2012-2013: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2012-2013

2011-2012: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2011-2012

2010: Fall-2010-Geometry-Topology