Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 08:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Abstract: 

The classification of manifolds of positive and non-negative sectional 
curvature is a long-standing open problem. In the last twenty years or so, 
important advances have been made by introducing symmetries.  I will 
give some history and talk about the current state of the problem and then, 
provided there is time, I will talk about some recent results on low-dimensional 
non-negatively curved manifolds admitting isometric actions of maximal
and almost maximal symmetry rank.