Pacific Northwest Geometry Seminar 

2011 Spring Meeting

Saturday and Sunday, May 7 and 8, 2011  


Saturday, May 7
9:45 - 10:50: Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks
10:50 - 12:00:

Colleen Robles (Texas A&M)
Homological rigidity of Schubert varieties in compact Hermitian symmetric spaces
Open problems

12:00 - 1:30: Lunch
1:30 - 2:40: Craig Sutton (Dartmouth)
Hearing the moments of inertia of a rigid body
2:45 - 3:55: Christina Sormani (CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College)
The Positive Mass Theorem, the Penrose Inequality and the Intrinsic Flat Distance
Open problems
4:00 - 4:30: Coffee, tea, snacks
4:30 - 5:40: Ben Chow (UC San Diego)
Some estimates for gradient Ricci solitons
Open problems
6:30: Conference dinner
(location to be announced)

Sunday, May 8
8:45 - 9:50: Coffee, tea, breakfast snacks
9:50 - 11:00: Lars Andersson (Max Planck Institute & Harvard
The black hole stability problem
11:00 - 11:20: Coffee, tea, snacks
11:20 - 12:30: Bill Minicozzi (Johns Hopkins)
Singularities and dynamics of Mean Curvature Flow
Open problems

Location: Savery Hall, Room 260. (Enter one of the doors on the west end of the building, near Kane Hall. The Sociology Department offices occupy the northeast end of the building and will be locked all weekend.)

Parking: Available in the Central Parking Garage. Enter from 15th Ave NE, across from NE 41st St. Parking costs $5 on Saturday until noon, and is free on Sunday.

Traffic:  Saturday May 7 is Seattle's "opening day of the boating season," which means that the Montlake Bridge will be closed and the area around it will be very crowded, with crew races in the morning and a boat parade in the afternoon. You should be OK if you avoid the Montlake bridge and the eastern side of campus on Saturday.

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

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