Some normal form theorems in differential geometry

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ping Xu, Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stiénon, Kendra Stauffer, Matthew Peddie.

Speaker: Eckhard Meinrenken, University of Toronto

Abstract: A vector field is "Euler-like" with respect to a submanifold if its linear approximation is the Euler vector field on the normal bundle. We show that such a vector field canonically determines a tubular neighborhood embedding, and use this fact to discuss various normal form theorems in differential geometry. Examples range from Morse's lemma to various splitting theorems for singular foliations.


Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 320 Whitmore

Date: 02/20/2018

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm