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Friday, April 23, 2021

4:00 pm in Zoom,Friday, April 23, 2021

"Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani" (documentary film)

Abstract: Filmed in Canada, Iran, and the United States, "Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani" examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. In 2014, she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored by mathematics’ highest prize, the Fields Medal. Mirzakhani’s contributions are explained in the film by leading mathematicians and illustrated by animated sequences. Her mathematical colleagues from around the world, as well as former teachers, classmates, and students in Iran today, convey the deep impact of her achievements. The path of her education, success on Iran’s Math Olympiad team, and her brilliant work, make Mirzakhani an ideal role model for girls looking toward careers in science and mathematics.

. For Zoom info, please email drthoma2@illinois.edu

4:00 pm in Zoom,Friday, April 23, 2021

The Calabi conjecture on non-compact manifolds

Karthik Vasu (UIUC)

Abstract: The problem of finding Einstein metrics involves determining the metric tensor (which is solving for $n^2$ many functions) is in general hard. In the complex case where we have a K\"{a}hler structure this problem reduces to solving for one smooth function through a PDE. Aubin and Yau in their works around 1980 were able to solve this PDE in the zero and negative curvature case on compact manifolds. In this talk I will discuss the geometric setup of the compact case and results in the non-compact case that followed. I will also give a bit of background information to have a high level understanding of the problem. Please email basilio3 (at) illinois (dot) edu for Zoom info.

4:30 pm in Zoom,Friday, April 23, 2021

Department Town Hall Meeting

Department of Mathematics (Illinois Math)