29 April 2010
The aim of this talk is to get a feel for the Ricci flow. The Ricci flow was introduced by Hamilton in 1982 and was later used by Perelman to prove the Poincaré conjecture. We will introduce the notions of Ricci flow and Ricci soliton, giving simple examples in low dimension. We will also discuss briefly other types of geometric flows one can consider.
- Junior Geometry and Topology Seminar