PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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

Room Number:MB106
Date:11 / 09 / 2010
Time:05:00pm - 06:10pm