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Can one hear a singularity?

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Speaker: 
Asilya Suleymanova
Affiliation: 
Humbodlt Universit├Ąt Berlin
Date: 
Tue, 2017-04-04 15:30 - 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall
Parent event: 
Young Women in Geometry

The topic of the talk is spectral geometry. In 1966 Mark Kac asked in his paper "Can one hear
the shape of a drum?". Mathematically the question is formulated as follows. A drum is a domain
in Euclidean space that is held along its boundary. When we play a drum we hear an infinite
sequence of frequencies. The question is if one can determine geometry of a domain using only information on this sequence. Nowadays the question is generalised to Riemannian manifolds and
even to spaces with singularities. I will conclude the talk with my results on spaces with conic singularities.
 

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