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Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar 

2020 Spring Meeting
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR

Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2020


Saturday, March 7
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 12:00

Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth)
Steklov and Sloshing Eigenvalue Problems on Surfaces

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Jim Isenberg (U of Oregon)
Some New Results On Ricci Flow
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 Eric Woolgar (U of Alberta)
On the topology of black holes
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee & cookies
3:45 - 4:45 Frederick Wilhelm (UC Riverside)
Stability, Finiteness and Dimension 4
4:45 - 6:00 Transition
6:00 Dinner at Habibi Restaurant
Sunday, March 8 (Don't forget daylight saving time!)
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee & pastries
9:00 - 10:00 Liz Stanhope (Lewis & Clark)
Using heat invariants to study the Laplace spectral geometry of orbifolds in dimensions 3 and up
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Melanie Graf (U of Washington)
Singularity theorems for C1-Lorentzian metrics
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30 David Maxwell (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Interior estimates for elliptic operators associated with low-regularity Riemannian metrics

All talks will be in J.R. Howard Hall, Room 102.

NOTE: The talks by Alice Chang and Otis Chodosh were cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Registration: There is no cost for attending the seminar, but we do ask all participants to please register so that we can plan appropriately. Thank you!

Coronavirus Concerns

The organizers (and Lewis & Clark College) have been closely following the status of the Covid-19 outbreak. There have been three confirmed cases in the state of Oregon; further information is available from state and federal public health officials. We have decided to proceed with the seminar, and plan to take a number of precautions. We also recognize that there is a great degree of uncertainty about the risks associated with the outbreak, and encourage each to make their own personal decision regarding traveling at this time.

Hotel Information

The hotel for PNGS is Hotel Rose (1-866-866-7977). To get the discounted conference rate, send email to Paul Allen (ptallen@lclark.edu) to receive the promo code, and then when you register, give the hotel the promo code and the company name University of Oregon.

Transportation information

Parking at Lewis & Clark campus is free on weekends.

On Saturday morning there is a free shuttle bus from downtown Portland to the Lewis & Clark campus. The downtown shuttle stop is located at SW Broadway and SW Hall Street in front of PSU’s Shattuck Annex. The shuttle leaves downtown at 10:20 and arrives on campus at 10:45. For more information see Transportation and Parking.

On Sunday, we'll arrange carpooling from the hotel.

Funding for this meeting is provided by the NSF.

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