Title: Compactness theorem for the spaces of distance measure spaces and Riemann surface laminations.
Speaker: Mr. Divakaran D.
Date: 23 May 2014
Time: 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics
Gromov’s compactness theorem for metric spaces, a compactness theorem for the space of compact metric spaces equipped with the Gromov-Hausdorff distance, is a landmark theorem with many applications. We give a generalisation of this result - more precisely, we prove a compactness theorem for the space of distance measure spaces equipped with the generalised Gromov-Hausdorff-Levi-Prokhorov distance. A distance measure space is a triple (X, d, μ), where (X, d) forms a distance space (a generalisation of a metric space where, we allow the distance between two points to be infinity) and μ is a finite Borel measure.