For more information about this meeting, contact Mary Anne Raymond.
|Title:||What is an eta invariant|
|Seminar:||Slow Pitch Seminar|
|Speaker:||John Roe, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University|
|Abstract: The “eta invariant” of a manifold, introduced by Atiyah, Patodi and Singer in the 1970s, blends analysis, geometry and topology in a subtle and surprising way. In this talk I’ll give an elementary introduction to this quantity and some of its uses. I aim to keep the prerequisites at first-year graduate student level.|
Room Reservation Information
|Date:||11 / 09 / 2010|
|Time:||05:00pm - 06:10pm|