A framework for generalizing pseudoholomorphic invariants

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stiénon, Ping Xu.

Speaker: Aaron Smith, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract: I will discuss recent work towards developing a framework which generalizes the theory of pseudoholomorphic curves.  Ultimately this is a description of a theory of maps satisfying a particular PDE describing the intertwining of geometric structures on the domain and target manifolds.  Such maps carry topological data and minimize a related energy functional.  This topic is closely related to calibrated geometry, exceptional holonomy, and the theory of quasi-regular mappings.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 03/29/2011

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm