Analysis Seminar

Title: The Atiyah-Patodi-Singer index on manifolds with non-compact boundary
Speaker: Maxim Braverman
Speaker Info: Northeastern
Brief Description:
Special Note: Note earlier than usual time, special location

We study the index of the APS boundary value problem for a strongly Callias-type operator D on a complete Riemannian manifold M. We use this index to define the relative eta-invariant of two strongly Callias-type operators A and A', which are equal outside of a compact set. Even though in our situation the eta-invariants of A and A' are not defined, the relative eta-invariant behaves as if it were the difference of the eta-invariants of A and A'. We also define the spectral flow of a family of such operators and use it compute the variation of the relative eta-invariant. (Joint work with Pengshuai Shi)
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 3pm
Where: Parkes Hall 212
Contact Person: Prof. Jared Wunsch
Contact email: jwunsch@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
Copyright © 1997-2024 Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University.