We will be having a colloquium this coming Wednesday at 5 pm in Fine 214. The speaker will be Prof. Gang Tian who specializes in geometric analysis. Check out his profile/wikipedia page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_Tian

The title of the talk will be “Conic spherical metrics”. Here is the abstract:

I will discuss the problem of constructing spherical structures on 2-sphere with prescribed conic angles and its connection to geometric stability. In the end, I will briefly discuss higher dimensional analogue of this problem.

Hope to see you there!