Stanford University
Department of Mathematics

 

Geometry Seminar Spring 2014

Organizers: Richard Bamler (rbamler@math.*) and Yi Wang (wangyi@math.*)

Time: Wednesday at 4 PM

Location: 383N

 

(*=stanford.edu)

 


Next Seminar


2 April

Speaker: Setsuro Fujiie (Ritsumeikan University) (Analysis and PDE Seminar)

Title: Semiclassical distribution of resonances created by homoclinic trajectories

Abstract: We consider the Schrödinger operator \( −h^2 \Delta + V (x) \) in the multidimensional Euclidean space with a semiclassical parameter h and a smooth potential decaying at infinity. Assuming that the underlying classical mechanics on the energy surface of a fixed positive energy has a trapped set consisting of homoclinic trajectories, we describe the precise asymptotic distribution of resonances in a complex neighborhood of this energy. The method is based on the microlocal study of solutions near the trapped set, especially near the hyperbolic fixed point. This is a joint work with Jean-Francois Bony, Thierry Ramond and Maher Zerzeri.

 


Spring Quarter


2 April

Speaker: Setsuro Fujiie (Ritsumeikan University) (Analysis and PDE Seminar)

Title: Semiclassical distribution of resonances created by homoclinic trajectories

Abstract: We consider the Schrödinger operator \( −h^2 \Delta + V (x) \) in the multidimensional Euclidean space with a semiclassical parameter h and a smooth potential decaying at infinity. Assuming that the underlying classical mechanics on the energy surface of a fixed positive energy has a trapped set consisting of homoclinic trajectories, we describe the precise asymptotic distribution of resonances in a complex neighborhood of this energy. The method is based on the microlocal study of solutions near the trapped set, especially near the hyperbolic fixed point. This is a joint work with Jean-Francois Bony, Thierry Ramond and Maher Zerzeri.

9 April

Speaker: David Maxwell (Fairbanks)

Title: Initial Data in General Relativity Described by Expansion and Conformal Deformation

Abstract: Initial data for the vacuum Cauchy problem in general relativity satisfy a system of nonlinear PDEs known as the Einstein constraint equations. These equations are underdetermined, and it has been a long-standing problem to naturally parameterized the solution space. In particular, although the set of constant mean curvature solutions is fully understood, the far-from-CMC regime is not. In this talk we describe how the two most popular competing strategies for constructing non-CMC solutions (the conformal method and the conformal thin-sandwich method) are in fact the same, and we present some examples illustrating deficiencies these methods have in constructing far-from-CMC solutions. From this analysis, we propose adjustments to the conformal method that have the potential to better describe far-from-CMC initial data.

16 April

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

23 April

Speaker: Yi Wang (Stanford)

Title: Isoperimetric inequality and Q-curvature

Abstract: TBA

30 April

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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9 May, Friday (Note special day and time: 11-11:50am. Regular location: 383N)

Speaker: Sun-Yung Alice Chang (Princeton)

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

14 May

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

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19 May
MONDAY
(Note special seminar)

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

28 May

Speaker: Peter Hintz (Stanford)

Title: Nonlinear wave equations on de Sitter and Kerr-de Sitter spaces

Abstract: TBA

4 June

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA



 


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