Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

  • Start Date: 05/07/2011
  • End Date: 05/08/2011

Lars Andersson (Max Planck Institute and Harvard)

Bill Minicozzi (Johns Hopkins)

Colleen Robles (Texas A&M)

Christina Sormani (CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College)

Craig Sutton (Dartmouth)


University of Washington


The Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar (PNGS) is a regional meeting for geometers
of all kinds. It is held every fall and spring, and every other winter, rotating
among the following participating institutions:

  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington



Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 

Saturday, May 7

9:45 - 10:50: Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks

10:50 - 12:00:

Colleen Robles (Texas A&M)
Homological rigidity of Schubert varieties in compact Hermitian symmetric spaces
Open problems

12:00 - 1:30: Lunch

1:30 - 2:40: Craig Sutton (Dartmouth)
Hearing the moments of inertia of a rigid body

2:45 - 3:55: Christina Sormani (CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College)
The Positive Mass Theorem, the Penrose Inequality and the Intrinsic Flat Distance
Open problems

4:00 - 4:30: Coffee, tea, snacks

4:30 - 5:40: Ben Chow (UC San Diego)
Some estimates for gradient Ricci solitons
Open problems

6:30: Conference dinner
(location to be announced)


Sunday, May 8

8:45 - 9:50: Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks

9:50 - 11:00: Lars Andersson (Max Planck Institute & Harvard)
The black hole stability problem

11:00 - 11:20: Coffee, tea, snacks

11:20 - 12:30: Bill Minicozzi (Johns Hopkins)
Singularities and dynamics of Mean Curvature Flow



Jack Lee



Jim Isenberg

Other Information: 

Please see the official event webpage for further information:


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