"Manifolds of Positive Scalar Curvature"
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
Place: Mathematics Seminar Room, SA-141
All are most cordially invited.
Tea and biscuits: after the seminar