Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar

2019 Spring Meeting

University of Washington, Seattle
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, 2019


Saturday, April 27
10:30-11:00 Coffee and breakfast snacks
11:00-12:00 Pengzi Miao (University of Miami)
Scalar curvature and boundary mean curvature
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Heather Lee  (University of Washington)
Homological mirror symmetry for open Riemann surfaces from pair-of-pants decompositions
3:00-3:30 Ravi Shankar (University of Washington)
Hessian estimates for semiconvex solutions to the sigma-2 equation
3:30-4:00 Coffee break
4:00-4:30 Arunima Bhattacharya (University of Oregon)
Interior Schauder estimates for the fourth order Hamiltonian stationary equation in two dimensions
4:30-5:30 Chen-Yun Lin (Duke University)
Data, Curse of Dimensionality, and Spectral Geometry
6:30 Dinner (location to be announced; please register if you would like to attend)
Sunday, April 28
8:30-9:00 Coffee and breakfast snacks
9:00-10:00 Casey Lynn Kelleher (Princeton University)
Index-Energy Estimates for Yang-Mills Connections
10:00-10:30 Bradley Burdick (University of Oregon)
Metrics of positive Ricci curvature on connected sums
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Paul Yang (Princeton University)
On the Sobolev quotient of three-dimensional CR manifolds

All talks will be in Room 264, Savery Hall, on the UW Seattle campus.

Friday Colloquium: Those who can arrive in Seattle on Friday might want to attend the colloquium talk by András Vasy: Friday, April 26, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, in Smith Hall 102.

Hotels: The University Inn is nearby, and provides a discounted rate for people attending official UW events -- tell them you'll be attending the Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar. Other local hotels are listed on this page.

Parking: Convenient parking is available in the underground Central Plaza Garage (enter from 15th Ave NE across from NE 41st St.). Parking costs $5 (paid at the entry gate) on Saturday until noon, and is free Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.

Registration: There is no cost for attending this meeting, but we do ask all participants to please complete the following quick free registration form so that we can plan appropriately. Thank you!

Register here.

Funding for this meeting is provided by the NSF, PIMS, and the Milliman Fund.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

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