Singularities in Analysis, Geometry, and Topology:

A Conference Honoring the Retirements of
F. Reese Harvey and John C. Polking

November 11-13, 2005
Rice University
Houston, Texas

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About the Conference





Houston Information

Rice University

Mathematics Department

Scientific Advisor
Robert Bryant

Local Organizing Committee
Robert Hardt
Mike Wolf


Conference Schedule

Friday, November 11
3:00 pm (HB227) Zhiyong Gao
     An Introductory workshop for graduate students I
4:30 pm (HB227) Dominic Joyce
     An Introductory workshop II: Riemannian holonomy groups and calibrated geometry (transparencies of talk)
6:00 pm (HB 438) Complimentary Buffet
7:30 pm (BioLec131) Phillip Griffiths Algebraic Cycles and Hodge Theory

Saturday, November 12
8:30 am (BioLec131) Coffee, donuts, fruit
9:00 am (BioLec131) H. Blaine Lawson, Jr. Plurisubharmonicity and convexity in calibrated geometry
10:30 am (BioLec131) Herbert Clemens Noether-Lefschetz loci and the variational Hodge problem for threefolds
11:30 am Lunch
1:30 pm (BioLec131) Dominic Joyce Singularities of special Lagrangian submanifolds and SYZ (transparencies of talk) [references: 1,2,3]
3:00 pm (BioLec131) Richard Schoen Singularities and blow up for solutions of the Yamabe equation
4:30 pm (BioLec131) Jeff Cheeger Curvature and Injectivity Radius Estimates for Einstein $4$-Manifolds
6:30 pm (Hilton Hotel) Conference Banquet
Sunday, November 13
8:30 am (BioLec131) Coffee, donuts, fruit
9:00 am (BioLec131) Robert Bryant Singularities of calibrated cycles and foliations
10:30 am (BioLec131) Gang Tian Kahler-Ricci flow
11:30 am End of Conference