Geometric flows and singularity formations
Student No.:80
Time:Fri 16:30-17:30, Oct.19
Instructor:曹怀东 Cao Huaidong  
Place:Lecture Hall, Jin Chun Yuan West Bldg.
Starting Date:2018-10-19
Ending Date:2018-10-19

In this talk we shall illustrate how geometric flows can deform complicated Geometric structures into simpler ones; the basic examples are the mean curvature flow (deforming hypersurfaces) and Hamilton's Ricci flow (deforming Riemannian metrics). We shall also describe a very important feature of the flows: singularity formations.

About speaker:
Huai-Dong Cao is A. Everett Pitcher Professor of Mathematics in Lehigh University. Professor Cao received his B.A. from Tsinghua University in 1981 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1986 under the supervision of Professor Shing-Tung Yau. Professor Cao's specialty is geometric analysis and he is a leading expert in the subject of Kähler–Ricci flow.


曹怀东,现任美国里海大学数学系A. Everett Pitcher讲座教授,同时担任清华大学丘成桐数学科学中心国际顾问委员会委员。他于1981年本科毕业于清华大学, 1986年获美国普林斯顿大学博士学位,师从著名数学家丘成桐教授。