Introduction to Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian

任课教师 Speaker:Zhang Cheng
时间 Time:Wed./Fri., 15:20-16:55,Sept.13-Dec.2,2022
地点 Venue:宁斋W11 Ning Zhai W11

Target Audience:Undergraduate/Graduate students

Teaching Language:Chinese/English


We will introduce the problems and methods on eigenfunctions of the Laplacian.Contents: Review of the Laplacian and the d'Alembertian, the Hadamard parametrix, the sharp Weyl formula, stationary phase and microlocal analysis, improved spectral asymptotics and periodic geodesics, classical and quantum ergodicity.


Real analysis, functional analysis


C.D. Sogge, Hangzhou lectures on eigenfunctions of the Laplacian, volume 188 of Annals of Mathematics Studies. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014.

C.D. Sogge, Fourier integrals in classical analysis, volume 210 of Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics.Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, second edition, 2017.


Dr. Cheng Zhang is an assistant professor at Yau Mathematical Sciences Center. He obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Christopher D. Sogge. His research is mainly in harmonic analysis and related problems. He has taught several courses at Johns Hopkins University and University of Rochester.