School Seminars and Colloquia

Lie Algebroids and Uniformization

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Anthony Blaom


Institution: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Fri 8th April 2011
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: Room 213, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: By deforming certain connections on Lie algebroids, one can try to show that a given smooth manifold is uniform (or "geometric"). Here I will outline a proof of the classical Uniformization Theorem, classifying Riemann surfaces, using such an approach. My talk also serves as an introduction to Lie algebroids, about which I will assume no familiarity. Several important examples arising in differential geometry will be presented.

For More Information: contact: Craig Westerland. email: c.westerland@ms.unimelb.edu.au