UM Math Graduate Students Seminar

Armando Cabrera
University of Miami

will present

The What, How and Why of Ricci Flow

Friday, April 3, 2015, 3:30pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract: 

In 1982, Richard Hamilton developed a new powerful technique called ‘Ricci Flow’, which is a beautiful combination of differential geometry and analysis. In some sense, we can think of it as a process to make a space “rounder and rounder”. In this talk, without going into deep details, we will try to gain some intuition of what Ricci flow is and how it works. We will talk about some of its main applications, the most remarkable of which is probably its role in Perelman’s proof of the Poincare conjecture.


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