PIMS Postdoctoral Colloquium 01

  • Date: 11/28/2008
  • Time: 12:00

University of British Columbia


Extremal metrics and the Calabi flow


Time & Date: 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 28, 2008


Speaker: Weiyong He, PIMS


Subject: ``Extremal metrics and the Calabi flow''


Location: WMAX 216


Abstract: In 1980s, Calabi introduced extremal metrics over K\"ahler manifolds as a generalization of Uniformization theorem on Riemann surfaces. The existence problem of extremal metrics is conjectured to be equivalent to the "stability" of the underlying K\"ahler structure. It attracts much attention in K\"ahler geometry. The Calabi flow is a natural gradient flow to approach the existence problem of extremal metrics.

We will try to explain some progress concerned with the Calabi flow as well as many interesting open problems. The talk is based on joint work with X. Chen.

Attendees may bring their lunches.

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