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Finsler Geometry June 03, 2002 - June 07, 2002

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Jun 03, 2002
Monday
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  A Videotaped Interview with Shiing-Shen Chern
S. S. Chern
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  Continental Breakfast (at MSRI)
09:30 AM - 09:55 AM
  Welcome and Introduction (at MSRI)
Loa Nowina-Sapinski
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Volumes in Finsler geometry
Juan Carlos Alvarez-Paiva
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Minimal surfaces of rotation in a special Randers space
Keti Tenenblat
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  Rigidity issues in Finsler geometry
Chang-Wan Kim
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  On Randers metrics of constant positive curvature
Aurel Bejancu
Jun 04, 2002
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Finsler geometry in complex analysis
Giorgio Patrizio (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica "Francesco Severi" (INdAM))
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Projective Finsler geometry
Sándor Bácsó
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Kahler fibrations and Finsler manifolds
Tadashi Aikou
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  Stochastic analysis on Finsler manifolds
Tomasz Zastawniak
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Finsler structures on holomorphic jet bundles and a Riemann-Roch theorum
Pit-Mann Wong
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
  Reception (at MSRI)
Jun 05, 2002
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Holonomy groups in Finsler geometry
László Kozma
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Remarks on the applications of Finsler geometry to space-time
Panayiotis Stavrinos
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Cartan connections of various geometries
Bradley Lackey
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  Cellular growth and Berwald curvatures
Vasile Sabau
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  The classification of Berwald metrics
Zoltan Szabo (Princeton University)
Jun 06, 2002
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Randers metrics and their curvature properties
Xinyue Cheng
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  A catalog of Schur type results, with examples
Zhongmin Shen (Indiana University--Purdue University)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Videotaped interview
Shiing-Shen Chern
12:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lunch/Break
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Anasov flows and Finsler spaces of non-positive curvature (at MSRI)
Patrick Foulon
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Coffee Break (at MSRI)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Sphere theorem (at MSRI)
Hans Rademacher
Jun 07, 2002
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Randers space forms and the Yasuda-Shimada theorum
Hideo Shimada
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  The generality of Finsler metrics of constant flag curvature and some exotic holonomy groups
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Finsler geometry and relativistic field theory
Ralph Beil
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  Ricci curvature in Finsler geometry
David Bao (San Francisco State University)
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
  Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
  Einstein metrics of Randers type
Colleen Robles