School Seminars and Colloquia

Wrappings and heat kernels on compact symmetric spaces

Algebra/Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Professor Tony Dooley

Institution: University of NSW
Date: Mon 22nd November 2010
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Room 213 Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: I shall discuss some theorems which allow one to take Euclidean heat kernels, Brownian motion and other Levy processes and, by use of the exponential map, transfer them to compact Lie groups and compact symmetric spaces, by a process we call "wrapping". This enables us to find new formulae for heat kernels on spheres and other compact symmetric spaces.

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