
New Frontiers in Curvature: Flows, General Relativity, Minimal Submanifolds, and Symmetry
Organizers: LEAD Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia), LanHsuan Huang (University of Connecticut), Richard Schoen (Stanford University), LEAD Catherine Searle (Wichita State University), Lu Wang (Yale University), Guofang Wei (University of California, Santa Barbara)Geometry, PDE, and Relativity are subjects that have shown intriguing interactions in the past several decades, while simultaneously diverging, each with an ever growing number of branches. Recently, several major breakthroughs have been made in each of these fields using techniques and ideas from the others.
This program is aimed at connecting various branches of Geometry, PDE, and Relativity and at enhancing collaborations across these disciplines and will include four main topics: Geometric Flows, Geometric problems in Mathematical Relativity, Global Riemannian Geometry, and Minimal Submanifolds. Specifically the program focuses on a central goal, which is to advance our knowledge toward Riemannian (sub)manifolds under geometric conditions, such as curvature lower bounds, by developing techniques in, for example, geometric flows and minimal submanifolds and further fostering new connections.
Updated on Sep 19, 2024 09:19 AM PDT 
Special Geometric Structures and Analysis
Organizers: Eleonora Di Nezza (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu; École Normale Supérieure), LEAD Mark Haskins (Duke University), Tristan Riviere (ETH Zurich), Song Sun (Zhejiang University; University of California, Berkeley), Xuwen Zhu (Northeastern University)This program sits at the intersection between differential geometry and analysis but also connects to several other adjacent mathematical fields and to theoretical physics. Differential geometry aims to answer questions about very regular geometric objects (smooth Riemannian manifolds) using the tools of differential calculus. A fundamental object is the curvature tensor of a Riemannian metric: an algebraically complicated object that involves 2nd partial derivatives of the metric. Many questions in differential geometry can therefore be translated into questions about the existence or properties of the solutions of systems of (often) nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). The PDE systems that arise in geometry have historically stimulated the development of powerful new analytic methods. In most cases the nonlinearity of these systems makes ‘closed form’ expressions for a solution impossible: instead more abstract methods must be employed.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 04:20 PM PST 
Complementary Program 202425
The Complementary Program has a limited number of memberships that are open to mathematicians whose interests are not closely related to the core programs; special consideration is given to mathematicians who are partners of an invited member of a core program.
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 03:25 PM PDT

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