Complex Geometry: A Conference Honoring Simon Donaldson

Title: Lecture 1. Introduction to Kahler geometry
Speaker: Simon Donaldson
Speaker Info: Imperial College
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Kahler metrics and their interaction with Riemannian, complex and symplectic geometry. Kahler potentials and metrics on line bundles. Relations between curvature and cohomology. Riemann, Ricci and scalar curvature. Chern-Weil theory. Extremal metrics.

Moment maps in gauge theory and Kahler geometry. The case of toric manifolds and examples which do not admit extremal metrics.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Time: 9:30am
Where: Tech LR3
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