2016
May
25

# Topology & geometry, Richard Bamler (UC Berkeley), "There are finitely many surgeries in Perelman's Ricci flow"

11:00am to 12:45pm

## Location:

Ross building, Hebrew University (Seminar Room 70A)

Abstract:
Although the Ricci flow with surgery has been used by Perelman to solve the Poincaré and Geometrization Conjectures, some of its basic properties are still unknown. For example it has been an open question whether the surgeries eventually stop to occur (i.e. whether there are finitely many surgeries) and whether the full geometric decomposition of the underlying manifold is exhibited by the flow as t→∞.