Title: The decomposition of global conformal invariants: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
Speaker: Professor Spyros Alexakis
Speaker Info: Princeton University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Global conformal invariants are integrals of geometric scalars which remain invariant under conformal changes of the underlying metric. I will discuss (parts of) my recent proof of a conjectre of Deser and Schwimmer, which states that any such global invariant can be decomposed into standard "building blocks" of three types. Time permiting, I will also present some applications and related open problems.
Date: Monday, January 14, 2008
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Jeff Xia
Contact email: xia@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5487
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