"Manifolds of Positive Scalar Curvature"






(Augsburg University)




Abstract: Curvature is a basic notion in differential geometry, because it measures the deviation from flat, Euclidean space. This talk deals with scalar curvature, which can be defined  by the volume growth of small balls in Riemannian manifolds. We give an overview of some old and new results concerning Riemannian metrics with everywhere positive scalar curvature, combining techniques from global analysis, topology, and general relativity.




Date:  Wednesday, October  07,  2015

Time: 15.40

Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141



All are most cordially invited.
Tea and biscuits: after the seminar