Differential Geometry Seminar: Guofang Wei (UCSB), 'Comparison results for Ricci curvature'

Event Date: 

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

Abstract: Ricci curvature occurs in the Einstein equation, Ricci ow, optimal transport, and is important both in mathematics and physics. Comparison method is one of the key tools in studying the Ricci curvature. We will start with Bishop-Gromov volume comparison, and then discuss some of its generalizations and their applications.