|Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Title: Einstein Metrics, Complex Surfaces, and Symplectic 4-Manifolds
Abstract: An Einstein metric is by definition a Riemannian metric of constant Ricci curvature. One would like to completely determine which smooth compact n-manifolds admit such metrics. In this talk, I will describe recent progress regarding the 4-dimensional case. These results specifically concern 4-manifolds that also happen to carry either a complex structure or a symplectic structure.
Speaker: Claude LeBrun
Institution: SUNY Stony Brook