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Comparison theory in Lorentzian geometry

Date: 
Wednesday 19th October 2005 - 16:00 to 17:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 

An overview will be given of the development of comparison theory in differential geometry over the past 40 years. Aspects of cut points, Ricci curvature and geodesic lines, index theory methods and Riccati equation techniques, the Lorentzian splitting theorem and curvature rigidity, and volume comparison will be discussed.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons