**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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