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Workshop on Positive Curvature and Index Theory

(17 - 21 Nov 2014)

Venue: IMS Auditorium

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Monday, 17 Nov 2014

09:00am - 09:25am

Registration

09:25am - 09:30am

Opening Remarks

09:30am - 10:30am

Spin manifolds and proper group actions (PDF)
Mathai Varghese, University of Adelaide, Australia

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Group Photo & Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

The Hirzebruch Xy-genus revisited (PDF)
Ping Li, Tongji University, China

12.00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Stability and rigidity in positive scalar curvature (PDF)
Wilderich Tuschmann, Karlsruher Institut für Technology, Germany

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Index theory for virtual manifolds and virtual orbifolds
Bai-Ling Wang, Australian National University, Australia

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Analytic torsions and Toeplitz operators
Xiaonan Ma, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, France

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Noncommutative geometry and conformal geometry (PDF)
Hang Wang, University of Adelaide, Australia

12.00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Spherical T-duality (PDF)
Peter Bouwknegt, Australian National University, Australia

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Finite volume flows and Witten's deformation (PDF)
Wenchuan Hu, Sichuan University, China

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Analytic torsion and modular forms
Xianzhe Dai, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

An introduction to the hypoelliptic Laplacian in the de Rham theory
Shu Shen, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Germany

12.00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30am - 05:30pm

Excursion to Gardens by the Bay (Volunteer and self-paid)

06:30pm - 09:00pm

Dinner at East Coast Seafood Center (Volunteer and self-paid)

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Index bundle gerbes and moduli spaces
Siye Wu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Some vanishing results of Witten genus (PDF)
Qingtao Chen, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy

12.00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Nonnegative curvature, cohomogeneity and cohomology
Anand Dessai, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Quantising noncompact Spin-c manifolds (PDF)
Peter Hochs, University of Adelaide, Australia

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Friday, 21 Nov 2014

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

The universal eta invariant
Ulrich Bunke, Universität Regensburg, Germany

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Projective families of Dirac type operators
Pedram Hekmati, University of Adelaide, Australia

12.00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

A higher index theorem for proper cocompact actions
Xiang Tang, Washington University, USA

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Recent developments around the Gromov-Lawson-Rosenberg conjecture
Michael Joachim, Universität Münster, Germany

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion


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