12/9/21 Interdisciplinary Science Seminar

Speaker: Michael Douglas, Simons Center/CMSA

Title: Numerical Higher Dimensional Geometry 

Abstract: In 1977, Yau proved that a Kahler manifold with zero first Chern class admits a Ricci flat metric, which is uniquely determined by certain “moduli” data. These metrics have been very important in mathematics and in theoretical physics, but despite much subsequent work we have no analytical expressions for them. But significant progress has been made on computing numerical approximations. We give an introduction (not assuming knowledge of complex geometry) to these problems and describe these methods.

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