Coarse geometry and index theory

Special Event

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Amy Hanley, John Roe.

Speaker: John Roe, Penn State

Abstract: I will try to explain why there is a close connection between the underlying idea of coarse geometry (that geometric information is encoded in the “large scale structure” of metric spaces) and the underlying idea of index theory (that topological information is encoded in the “low energy structure” of elliptic operators). This lecture will be livestreamed to the Coarse Index Theory conference in Freiburg, Germany (and the audience there will participate by livestream too).

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 114 McAllister

Date: 09/26/2016

Time: 10:10am - 11:00am