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Abstracts for Arbeitstagung 2019 on Geometry

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Diffeomorphism groups, moduli spaces, and Ricci flow. Part 1

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Speaker: 
Bruce Kleiner
Zugehörigkeit: 
New York University
Datum: 
Mon, 2019-07-08 09:30 - 10:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The lecture will explain some new applications of Ricci flow to long-standing conjectures concerning the topology of diffeomorphism groups and moduli spaces of Riemannian metrics.

Log-concavity of volume

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Speaker: 
Eleonora Di Nezza
Zugehörigkeit: 
La Sorbonne Université, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu
Datum: 
Mon, 2019-07-08 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

In this talk we present a proof of the log-concavity property of total masses of positive currents on a given compact Kähler manifold, that was conjectured by Boucksom, Eyssidieux, Guedj and Zeriahi. The proof relies on the resolution of complex Monge-Ampère equations with prescribed singularities. As corollary we give an alternative proof of the Brunn-Minkowsky inequality for convex bodies. This is based on a joint work with Tamas Darvas and Chinh Lu.

Program discussion

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Datum: 
Mon, 2019-07-08 12:00 - 12:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

On systolic growth of Lie groups

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Speaker: 
Yves de Cornulier
Zugehörigkeit: 
CNRS and Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1
Datum: 
Mon, 2019-07-08 15:00 - 16:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Introduced by Gromov in the nineties, the systolic growth of a
finitely generated group maps $n$ to the smallest index of a finite
index subgroup meeting the $n$-ball only in the identity singleton.
This function is one measure of residual finiteness. It extends to
compactly generated locally compact groups, replacing "finite index"
with "cocompact lattice" in the definition.

It grows as least as fast as the word growth, and with Bou-Rabee we
showed that the growth is exponential for linear groups of exponential
growth.

Harmonic surfaces in 3-manifolds and the simple loop theorem

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Speaker: 
Vladimir Markovich
Zugehörigkeit: 
Caltech
Datum: 
Mon, 2019-07-08 16:30 - 17:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Denote by ${\eufm M}(\Sigma)$ the space of hyperbolic metrics on a closed, orientable surface $\Sigma$ and by ${\eufm M}(M)$ the space of negatively curved Riemannian metrics on a closed, orientable 3-manifold $M$. We show that the set of metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an open, dense, and connected subset of ${\eufm M}(\Sigma)\times {\eufm M}(M)$. The main application of this result is the proof of the Simple Loop Theorem for hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Consequences regarding minimal surfaces will be mentioned.

Diffeomorphism groups, moduli spaces, and Ricci flow. Part 2

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Speaker: 
Bruce Kleiner
Zugehörigkeit: 
New York University
Datum: 
Die, 2019-07-09 09:30 - 10:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

The lecture will explain some new applications of Ricci flow to long-standing conjectures concerning the topology of diffeomorphism groups and moduli spaces of Riemannian metrics.

Existence of infinitely many minimal hypersurfaces in closed manifolds

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Speaker: 
Antoine Song
Zugehörigkeit: 
Princeton University
Datum: 
Die, 2019-07-09 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

In the early 80's, Yau conjectured that in any closed $3$-manifold there should be infinitely many closed minimal surfaces. I will survey previous results related to the question and present a proof of the conjecture. It builds on the min-max theory of F. Almgren and J. Pitts, which has recently been further developed by F. C. Marques and A. Neves.

 

Program discussion

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Datum: 
Die, 2019-07-09 12:00 - 12:30
Location: 
MPIM Lecture Hall

Complex hyperbolic surfaces with cusps

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Speaker: 
Luca Di Cerbo
Zugehörigkeit: 
University of Florida
Datum: 
Die, 2019-07-09 15:00 - 16:00

Compactifications of Hitchin and maximal character varieties

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Speaker: 
Beatrice Pozzetti
Zugehörigkeit: 
Heidelberg
Datum: 
Die, 2019-07-09 16:30 - 17:30
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