Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

2011 Fall Meeting

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Saturday and Sunday
November 12-13, 2011

Celebrating Jim Isenberg's 60th birthday

Jim Isenberg


Friday, November 11
Opening remarks, following by reception and banquet dinner (Hilton Garden Inn).
Saturday, November 12
9:00 - 10:30
Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks
10:30 - 11:35

Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford)
Canonical metrics on singular spaces (open problems) (video)

11:55 - 1:00
Vincent Moncrief (Yale)
Are Analytic Compact Cauchy Horizons Necessarily Killing Horizons? (open problems) (video)
1:00 - 2:30
Beverly Berger (NSF)
The Mysterious Case of Expanding Galileo Spacetimes (video)
4:00 - 5:05
Richard Hamilton (Columbia) (cancelled)
Dan Knopf (U of Texas at Austin)
Neckpinch dynamics for asymmetric surfaces evolving by mean curvature flow (open problems) (video)
Conference dinner (Del Alma Restaurant)
Sunday, November 13
8:00 - 9:00
Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks
9:00 - 10:05
Rick Schoen (Stanford)
A new mean curvature proof of the spacetime positive mass theorem (video)
10:15 - 11:20
Piotr Chruściel (University of Vienna)
Lorentzian geometry with continuous metrics (video)
11:30 -12:35
Gary Horowitz (UCSB Physics)
Instability of Anti-de Sitter Spacetime (open problems) (video)
  Closing remarks

All talks will be held in Linus Pauling Science Center 125.  

There will also be an open reception and banquet dinner on Friday at 6 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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