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Ricci Flow and Geometrization of 3-Manifolds December 15, 2003 - December 19, 2003
Registration Deadline: December 19, 2003 over 15 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: September 15, 2003 over 15 years ago
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Organizers Ian Agol, Ben Chow, Tobias Colding, David Gabai, and Bruce Kleiner

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This is a workshop sponsored by MSRI and the NSF focusing on Perelman's recent work on Thurston's geometrization conjecture using Hamilton's Ricci flow. The talks at MSRI are intended for a general audience and follow a week long workshop at AIM intended for a more specialized audience. Attending participants include Ian Agol, Ben Andrews, Sigurd Angenent, Danny Calegari, Huai-Dong Cao, Xiaodong Cao, Andrew Casson, Ben Chow, Toby Colding, Daryl Cooper, Sun-Chin Chu, Ailana Fraser, Michael Freedman, David Glickenstein, Christine Guenther, Craig Hodgson, Jim Isenberg, Misha Kapovich, Bruce Kleiner, Dan Knopf, Bernhard Leeb, John Lott,Peng Lu, Feng Luo, John Morgan, Lei Ni, Peter Petersen, Frank Quinn,Hyam Rubinstein, Rick Schoen, Takashi Shioya, Mu-Tao Wang, Brian White, Takao Yamaguchi, and Shing-Tung Yau.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Dec 15, 2003
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Thurston's Geometrization conjecture and its consequences
Misha Kapovich
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  A Ricci flow primer
Bennett Chow (University of California, San Diego)
Dec 16, 2003
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  An overview of Perelman's argument for geometrization using Hamilton's Ricci flow
Bruce Kleiner (New York University, Courant Institute)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Perelman's L-function and (non)collapsing
Peng Lu (University of Oregon)
Dec 17, 2003
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Ancient solutions with nonnegative curvature
Lei Ni (University of California, San Diego)
10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Finite time extinction for manifolds without aspherical summands
Tobias Colding (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Collapsing with a lower curvature bound
Takashi Shioya
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Collapsing with a lower curvature bound
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Ricci Flow
Richard Hamilton
Dec 18, 2003
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Kahler Ricci flow
Lei Ni (University of California, San Diego)
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Problem session and discussion of future directions
Bennett Chow (University of California, San Diego)
Dec 19, 2003
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Informal Discussion
Bennett Chow (University of California, San Diego)