Gromov, Hanke, Sormani, Yu's

Not Only Scalar Curvature

Upcoming talks

April 24, 2024

Chao Li: Geometric variational methods to (not only) scalar curvature problems
(11:00 am NYC, 17:00 Paris)
In this talk I will review the application of geometric variational problems (e.g. minimal surfaces) to the study of curvature conditions. I will start with the Schoen-Yau dimension descent approach to scalar curvature problems, and discuss recent extensions with applications to other curvature conditions.

Tin-Yau Tsang: tba
(12:15 pm NYC, 18:15 Paris)

May 8, 2024

Nadine Gro├če: tba
(11:00 am NYC, 17:00 Paris)

Nelia Charalambous: On the L^p spectrum
(12:15 pm NYC, 18:15 Paris)
In this talk, we will show that the resolvent set of the Laplacian on $L^p$ integrable $k$-forms lies outside a parabola whenever the volume of the manifold has an exponential volume growth rate, removing the requirement on the manifold to be of bounded geometry. Moreover, we find sufficient conditions on an open Riemannian manifold so that a Weyl criterion holds for the $L^p$-spectrum of the Laplacian on $k$-forms, and we provide a detailed description of the $L^p$ spectrum of the Laplacian on $k$-forms over hyperbolic space. The above results are joint work with Zhiqin Lu. We will also see a recent result with Julie Rowlett for the $L^p$ spectrum of conformally compact manifolds.

May 22, 2024

Yevgeny Liokumovich: tba
(11:00 am NYC, 17:00 Paris)

Alexey Balitskiy: tba
(12:15 pm NYC, 18:15 Paris)

June 5, 2024

Masha Gordina: tba
(11:00 am NYC, 17:00 Paris)

Liangbing Luo: tba
(12:15 pm NYC, 18:15 Paris)

Previous talks

Seminar Info

Each session will consist of two lectures: an introductory colloquium and a related seminar on a recent advance in geometry. Not all the talks will concern scalar curvature but perhaps many will. The pair of talks will be followed by a discussion both in person and online. Everyone is welcome to join the session live (zoom) or watch the recorded videos of the talks later (IHES channel).

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Misha Gromov, IHES

Bernhard Hanke, University of Augsburg

Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center and Lehman College

Gouliang Yu, Texas A&M University