Differential Geometry Seminar: Geometry of shrinking Ricci solitons

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jiaping Wang, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

Shrinking Ricci solitons arise naturally from singularity analysis of the Ricci flows. Their classification in the three dimensional case plays an important role in the proof of Thurston's geometrization conjecture by Perelman. Our talk mainly concerns some of the recent work with Ovidiu Munteanu toward the understanding of four dimensional shrinking Ricci solitons.