Informal seminar on surface group representations - Spring 2017, IISc.

Organisers - Vamsi Pingali and Subhojoy Gupta

Venue : LH5 in the mathematics department. (Subject to change.)

Timings : Usually on Wednesdays from 3-4 pm but the first meeting is on a Monday.

Here are some useful notes/papers : elliptic PDE , geometric structures, more geometric structures, Harmonic maps, and inequalities in topology

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 Date

 Topic

1

6 Feb, Monday (2:30 pm)

The uniformisation theorem for compact Riemann surfaces (Vamsi)

2

15 Feb, Wednesday (3:00)

Geometric structures on manifolds (Subhojoy)

3

22 Feb, Wednesday (2:30 pm) - > Note the unusual time

The Teichmuller space (Subhojoy)

4

1 Mar, Wednesday (3:00 pm)

The Teichmuller space (Subhojoy) (Useful notes)

5

8 Mar

No seminar

6

15 Mar, Wednesday (3:00 pm)

The Mumford compactness criterion and properness of the energy on Teichmuller space (Subhojoy)

7

22 Mar

No Seminar

8

29 Mar

No Seminar

9

5 Apr, Wednesday (3:00 pm)

Donaldson's proof of the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem (Vamsi)

10

12 Apr, Wednesday (3:00 pm)

Donaldson's proof of the Narasimhan-Seshadri theorem (Vamsi )