Informal Geometric Analysis Seminar

University of Maryland

ORGANIZED BY: D. Cristofaro-Gardiner, T. Darvas, Y. A. Rubinstein.

PREVIOUS YEARS: 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023.

- September 26

Michael Hutchings (UC Berkeley)

*Title: Obstruction bundle gluing*

Abstract: Obstruction bundle gluing is a technique which can be used for the foundations of topological invariants that count holomorphic curves (or solutions to other PDEs) in situations where transversality fails, but not too badly. This talk will give an introduction to obstruction bundle gluing and work out a simple example that arises in defining embedded contact homology (the simplest nontrivial case of proving that the differential squares to zero). Based on joint work with Cliff Taubes. - October 10

Yaxiong Liu (UMD)

*Title: The eigenvalue problem of complex Hessian operators*

Abstract: In a very recent pair of nice papers of Badiane and Zeriahi, they consider the eigenvalue problem of complex Monge-Ampere and complex Hessian, and show that the C^{1,\bar{1}}-regularity of eigenfunction for MA and C^alpha-regularity for complex Hessian. They posed a question about the C^{1,1}-regularity. We give a positive answer and show the C^{1,1}-regularity of eigenfunction. This is a joint work with Jianchun Chu and Nicholas McCleerey. - October 24, Tamas is away
- November 7

Siarhei Finski (CNRS)

*Title: On the geometry at infinity on the space of Kahler potentials and submultiplicative filtrations*

Abstract: For a complex projective manifold polarised by an ample line bundle, we study the geometry at infinity on the space of all positive metrics on the line bundle. We show that this geometry is related to some asymptotic properties of submultiplicative filtrations on the section ring of the polarisation. This establishes a certain metric relation between test configurations, filtrations and geodesic rays in the space of Kahler metrics. - November 14

Aaron Kennon (UCSB)

*Title: Progress towards long-time existence and convergence of geometric flows of G2-structures*

Abstract: A primary goal motivating the study of geometric flows of G2-structures is to better understand which 7-manifolds admit certain types of these metrics. Of particular interest are the cases of G2-holonomy metrics and nearly-parallel G2-structures, both of which are intricately related to broader themes in differential geometry. I will survey what is known for specific promising flows of G2-structures, what would be desirable to prove, and the relevance of some of my work on the Laplacian flow and Laplacian coflow specifically to the existence of G2-holonomy metrics and nearly-parallel G2-structures, respectively. - November 28, ONLINE

Slawomir Dinew (Krakow)

*Title: Calabi-Yau equations on hypercomplex manifolds*

Abstract: Given the spectacular success of complex geometry it is tempting to try to generalize what is possible over quaternionic variables. As it turns out the notion of a quaternionic manifold has to be different in order to have rich theory. In the talk we shall briefly describe the "right" notion -that is the hypercomplex manifolds and various special cases. Then we shall describe the quaternionic analogue of the Calabi-Yau equation and discuss its solvability in special cases. - December 5

Henri Guenancia (CNRS, Toulouse)

*Title: Diameters of compact Kahler manifolds*

Abstract: Given a compact Kahler manifold (X, omega), I'll explain how one can quantitatively bound its diameter solely in terms of the volume form attached to \omega. The results partially generalize earlier results by Fu-Guo-Song, Y. Li and Guo-Phong-Song-Sturm and rely only on complex analytic methods (and don't involve riemannian geometry arguments). If time permits, I'll discuss how one could generalize those estimates in the case of singular varieties. This is based on joint work with V. Guedj and A. Zeriahi.

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