|Date: Friday, February 02, 2018
Title: Some normal form theorems in differential geometry
Abstract: A vector field is "Euler-like" with respect to a submanifold if its linear approximation is the Euler vector field on the normal bundle. We show that such a vector field canonically determines a tubular neighborhood embedding, and use this fact to discuss various normal form theorems in differential geometry. Examples range from Morse's lemma to various splitting theorems for singular foliations.
Speaker: Eckhard Meinrenken
Institution: University of Toronto