ATMW Differential Geometry (2017) - Speakers and Syllabus

The workshop will be targeted primarily at PhD students with a background in Riemannian geometry. The aim will be to introduce themes of current research and advanced topics usually not covered in coursework. Students and young faculty attending the workshop should be able to return to their home institutions after the workshop and be equipped to delve deeper into the research themes covered. We shall deal with 4 self-contained themes: Complex differential geometry, geodesic flow on negatively curved manifolds, Yang-Mills theory and the h-principle.

 Young faculty and postdocs in related areas, wishing to broaden their area of interest are also encouraged to apply.

 

Syllabus to be covered in terms of modules of 6 lectures each :

Name of the Speakers with affiliation.

No. of Lectures

Detailed Syllabus

Subhojoy Gupta, Vamsi Pingali and Harish Seshadri/Gautam Bharali

(all from IISc Bangalore)

 

12

Complex Differential Geometry

Basics of Riemann surfaces, holomorphic differentials and harmonic forms, Riemann bilinear relations, the period map, Siegel upper half space, Teichmuller space, quasiconformal maps, Bers embedding, Bers Simultaneous Uniformization, Quasifuchsian groups, complex Fenchel-Nielsen coordinates and the relation to the complex symplectic structure, etc.

Complex manifolds, holomorphic vector bundles, Kahler manifolds, dbar equation, Kodaira embedding, Kodaira vanishing, algebraic geometry from a differential perspective.

Kingshook Biswas

RKM Vivekananda U.

4

Geodesic Flow: Hyperbolic manifolds, geodesic flow, ergoicity, geodesic conjugacy

Dishant Pancholi

IMSc Chennai

4

h-principle

Introduction to Gromov’s h-principle, leading to Smale's inversion of the sphere theorem

Sushmita Venugopalan

IMSc Chennai

4

Yang-Mills theory

The Yang-Mills functional, critical points, SD and ASD connetions, Moduli

 

 

Tentative time-table :

 

Day

Date

Lecture 1

(9.30–11.00)

Tea

(11.05–11.25)

Lecture 2

(11.30–1.00)

Lunch

(1.00–2.00)

Lecture 3

(2.00–3.30)

Tea

(3.35-3.55)

Lecture 4

(4.00-5.30)

Snacks

5.35-5.45

 

 

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Mon

24.07.2017

V. Pingali

S. Gupta

K. Biswas

S. Venugopalan

Tues

25.07.2017

V. Pingali

S. Gupta

D. Pancholi

K. Biswas

Wed

26.07.2017

H. Seshadri

S. Gupta

S. Venugopalan

D. Pancholi

Thu

27.07.2017

V. Pingali

H. Seshadri

K. Biswas

S. Venugopalan

Fri

28.07.2017

V. Pingali

H. Seshadri

D. Pancholi

K. Biswas

Sat

29.07.2017

H. Seshadri

S. Gupta

S. Venugopalan

D. Pancholi