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On the Ricci flow and the asymptotics of its solutions on $R2$.


Speaker: Natasa Sesum, Columbia University
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Feb 7 2008, 4:10PM

In the first part of the talk I will mention some convergence, stability results for the Ricci flow equation on compact manifolds and the uniqueness of a limiting metric to the Ricci flow equation. In the second part of the talk I will show a relation betwen the Ricci flow equation on R2 and the logarithmic fast diffusion equation of a conformal factor. I will discuss the asymptotics of the Ricci flow on R2 in the case of a finite initial mass.

Job Talk, Refreshments provided.