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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:A Paneitz-type operator for CR pluriharmonic functions
Seminar:Geometry Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Jeffrey Case, Princeton University
Abstract:
Abstract: We introduce a fourth order CR invariant operator on pluriharmonic functions on a three-dimensional CR manifold, generalizing to the abstract setting the operator discovered by Branson, Fontana and Morpurgo. For a distinguished class of contact forms, all of which have vanishing Hirachi-$Q$ curvature, these operators determine a new scalar invariant with properties analogous to the usual $Q$-curvature. We discuss how these are similar to the (conformal) Paneitz operator and $Q$-curvature of a four-manifold, and describe its relation to some problems for three-dimensional CR manifolds. This is joint work with Paul Yang.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 19 / 2014
Time:12:05pm - 01:20pm