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Geometric Evolution Equations March 12, 2007 - March 16, 2007
Registration Deadline: March 06, 2007 about 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 12, 2006 over 10 years ago
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Organizers Bennett Chow, Gerhard Huisken, Chuu-Lian Terng, and Gang Tian

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Geometric flows have been applied to a variety of geometric, topological, analytical and physical problems. Such flows include the mean, inverse mean, Gauss curvature and Willmore flows of submanifolds, Ricci/Kähler-Ricci and Calabi flows of manifolds, Yang-Mills and Hermitian-Einstein flows of connections and metrics on vector bundles, and Yamabe and other conformal flows of metrics. Applications include the Geometrization Conjecture (in the process of verification), Penrose inequality, uniformization theorems in Kähler geometry, existence of canonical metrics, connections and maps such as Einstein, Hermitian-Einstein, constant scalar curvature, and extremal metrics, Yang-Mills connections, and harmonic maps. Techniques include the geometric theory of a priori estimates, singularity analysis, surgery techniques, weak solutions, global existence and convergence. SCHEDULE: Monday March 12 9:30 am -- 10:30 am Burkhard Wilking Manifolds with positive curvature operators are space forms 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Natasa Sesum Title TBA 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Felix Schulze Nonlinear evolution by mean curvature and isoperimetric inequalities 4:10 pm -- 5:00 pm MSRI/Evans Talk 60 Evans Hall; University of California, Berkeley Robert Bryant Finsler surfaces of constant curvature Tuesday March 13 9:30 am -- 10:30 am Klaus Ecker Title TBA 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Rafe Mazzeo CMC foliations and area-minimizing submanifolds in asymptotically hyperbolic spaces 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Weiyong He Title TBA 3:30 pm -- 4:30 pm Simon Brendle Title TBA Wednesday March 14 9:30 am -- 10:30 am John Lott On type-III Ricci flow solutions 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Yuanlong Xin Convexity, Rigidity and Mean Curvature Flow 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Dan Knopf Title TBA 3:30 pm -- 4:30 pm Qi Zhang A Li-Yau type inequality for the conjugate heat equation under Ricci flow Thursday March 15 9:30 am -- 10:30 am Todd Oliynyk Title TBA 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Jiayu Li Title TBA 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm Xiuxiong Chen Title TBA 3:30 pm -- 4:30 pm Reto Mueller Differential Harnack Inequalities and Monotone Quantities Friday March 16 9:30 am -- 10:30 am Jan Metzger Title TBA 11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Andre Neves Convergence of inverse mean curvature flow in asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds Talks from Recent Developments in Numerical Methods and Algorithms for Geometric Evolution Equations will be scheduled in the afternoon and the next day (Saturday). _______________________________________________________________ Abstracts: Felix Schulze Abstract: Evolving smooth, compact hypersurfaces in R^{n+1} with normal speed equal to a positive power k of the mean curvature improves a certain 'isoperimetric difference' for k >= n-1. As singularities may develop before the volume goes to zero, we develop a weak level-set formulation for such flows and show that the above monotonicity is still valid. This proves the isoperimetric inequality for n <= 7. Extending this to complete, simply connected 3-dimensional manifolds with nonpositive sectional curvature, we give a new proof for the Euclidean isoperimetric inequality on such manifolds. Andre Neves Abstract: I will show that inverse mean curvature flow does not have the asymptotic convergence needed to prove a Penrose-type inequality for asymptotically hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

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Mar 12, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Manifolds with Positive Curvature Operators are Space Forms.
Burkhard Wilking (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Natasa Sesum (Rutgers University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Nonlinear Evolution By Mean Curvature and Isoperimetric Inequalities
Felix Schulze (University College)
Mar 13, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Klaus Ecker
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  CMC Folliations and Area-Minimizing Submanifolds in Asymptotically Hyperbolic Spaces
Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University)
Mar 14, 2007
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Convexity, Rigidity and Mean Curvature Flow
Yuan-Long Xin
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Dan Knopf (University of Texas)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  A Li-Yau Type INequality for the Conjugate Heat Equation Under Ricci Flow
Qi Zhang
Mar 15, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Todd Oliynyk (Monash University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jiayu Li
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Xiu-Xiong Chen
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Differential Harnack Inequalities and Monotone Quantities
Reto Mueller
Mar 16, 2007
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Jan Metzger
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Convergence of Inverse Mean Curvature Flow in Asymptotically Hyperbolic Manifolds
Andre Neves (Imperial College, London)