Geometry and Topology Seminar 2020-2021

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The Geometry and Topology seminar meets in room 901 of Van Vleck Hall on Fridays from 1:20pm - 2:10pm. For more information, contact Shaosai Huang.

In the fall of 2020, we will hold online meetings on Zoom platform (available every Friday 1:00pm - 2:30pm).


Fall 2020

date speaker title host(s)
Oct. 23 Yu Li (Stony Brook) On the ancient solutions to the Ricci flow (Huang)
Oct. 30 Yi Lai (Berkeley) A family of 3d steady gradient solitons that are flying wings (Huang)
Nov. 6 Jiyuan Han (Purdue) On the Yau-Tian-Donaldson conjecture for generalized Kähler-Ricci soliton equations (Chen)
Nov. 13 Ilyas Khan (Madison) Rigidity Properties of Mean Curvature Flow Translators with Curvature Conditions (Local)
Nov. 20 Max Hallgren (Cornell) The Entropy of Ricci Flows with a Type-I Scalar Curvature Bound (Huang)
Dec. 4 Yang Li (IAS) Metric SYZ conjecture (Chen)

Fall Abstracts

Yu Li

Ancient solutions model the singularity formation of the Ricci flow.  In two and three dimensions, we currently have complete classifications for κ-noncollapsed ancient solutions, while the higher dimensional problem remains open. This talk will survey some recent developments of κ-noncollapsed ancient solutions with nonnegative curvature in higher dimensions.

Yi Lai

We found a family of $\mathbb{Z}_2\times O(2)$-symmetric 3d steady gradient Ricci solitons. We show that these solitons are all flying wings. This confirms a conjecture of Hamilton.

Jiyuan Han

Let (X,D) be a log variety with an effective holomorphic torus action, and Θ be a closed positive (1,1)-current. For any smooth positive function g defined on the moment polytope of the torus action, we study the Monge-Ampere equations that correspond to generalized and twisted Kahler-Ricci g-solitons. We prove a version of Yau-Tian-Donaldson (YTD) conjecture for these general equations, showing that the existence of solutions is always equivalent to an equivariantly uniform Θ-twisted g-Ding-stability. When Θ is a current associated to a torus invariant linear system, we further show that equivariant special test configurations suffice for testing the stability. Our results allow arbitrary klt singularities and generalize most of previous results on (uniform) YTD conjecture for (twisted) Kahler-Ricci/Mabuchi solitons or Kahler-Einstein metrics. This is a joint work with Chi Li.

Ilyas Khan

In this talk we discuss some uniqueness results for mean curvature flow translators. Under certain curvature conditions, we classify the blow-down limits of translating solutions of the mean curvature flow and employ recent techniques from the theory of ancient MCF solutions to show the uniqueness of translators with these blow-down limits.

Max Hallgren

In this talk, we study the singularities of closed Ricci flow solutions which satisfy a Type-I scalar curvature assumption. Bamler's structure theory of Ricci flows with bounded scalar curvature shows that singularities are modeled on shrinking Ricci solitons with singularities of codimension 4. We extend the analysis by characterizing the singular set of the flow in terms of a Gaussian density functional, and also establish entropy uniqueness of dilation limits at a fixed point, generalizing results previously known assuming a Type-I bound on the full curvature tensor. We also show that in dimension 4, the singular Ricci soliton is smooth away from finitely many points, which are conical smooth orbifold singularities.

Yang Li

One possible interpretation of the SYZ conjecture is that for a polarized family of CY manifolds near the large complex structure limit, there is a special Lagrangian fibration on the generic region of the CY manifold. Generic here means a set with a large percentage of the CY measure, and the percentage tends to 100% in the limit. I will discuss my recent progress on this version of the SYZ conjecture.

Archive of past Geometry seminars

2020-2021 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2020-2021

2019-2020 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2019-2020

2018-2019 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2018-2019

2017-2018 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2017-2018

2016-2017 Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2016-2017

2015-2016: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2015-2016

2014-2015: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2014-2015

2013-2014: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2013-2014

2012-2013: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2012-2013

2011-2012: Geometry_and_Topology_Seminar_2011-2012