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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Dmitri Burago, Anatole Katok, Mari Royer, Yakov Pesin.

Title:The Yamabe number is a spin-bordism invariant
Seminar:Center for Dynamics and Geometry Seminars
Speaker:Bernd Ammann, University of Regensburg
Abstract:
If M is a compact manifold, then the conformal Yamabe invariant of $(M,[g_0])$ is defined as the infimum of the Einstein-Hilbert functinal over all volume-1-metrics in a given conformal class [g_0]. Taking the supremum over all conformal classes we obtain the Yamabe number of M. It is positive iff M admits a metric of positive scalar curvature. We show that this number is almost monotone under surgeries of codimension \geq 3, and it follows that in a certain range of values, it is a new type of spin-bordism invariant.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:03 / 17 / 2010
Time:03:30pm - 05:30pm