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Postdoc Lunch Seminar I: Conformal classes realizing the Yamabe invariant April 15, 2016 (11:30 AM PDT - 12:20 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Heather Macbeth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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I will present an algebraic characterization of the conformal classes realizing a compact manifold’s Yamabe invariant (if any such classes exist). This characterization is a nonlinear analogue of an observation of Nadirashvili for metrics realizing the maximal first eigenvalue, and of an observation of Fraser and Schoen for metrics realizing the maximal first Steklov eigenvalue.

 

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