Join us on September 18, 19, and 20 for the Myhill Lecture Series by Guoliang Yu, Professor and Powell Chair in Mathematics at Texas A & M University. This year's series is entitled "Groups, Manifolds, and Higher Invariants of Elliptic Operators".
The three lectures take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Room 250 of the Mathematics building. The first talk is followed by a reception in Room 240 of the math building. The second and third talks are preceded by tea at 3:30 p.m. in Room 240.
Abstract: In this lecture, I will introduce certain rigidity
problems in geometry and topology of manifolds and give a survey on
their recent progress.
Abstract: In this lecture, I will describe various notions of complexity in geometric group theory and explain how these concepts are related to rigidity of manifolds.
Abstract: In this lecture, I will introduce primary and secondary invariants of elliptic operators and apply these invariants in the study of rigidity and nonrigidity problems in geometry and topology.