Della Pietra Lecture Series Presents Dr. Etienne Ghys (ENS Lyon), January 20 – 22, 2015

General Public Lecture Tuesday January 20 Wine and Cheese Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center Lobby and Art Gallery Lecture: 5:45pm, Simons Center Auditorium, Room 103 Title: “The story of flat surfaces” Abstract: Most surfaces are not flat. Nevertheless we usually try to cover them with flat pieces. Cartographers picture our round Earth in planar maps. Soccer balls … Read more

Lecture Series by Simon Donaldson

Title: “Kahler Geometry” The lectures will cover quite a lot of ground systematically, including the work on Kahler Einstein metrics in the positive case (Fano Varieties) and the algorithm’s mentioned in Burt Ovrut’s talk a few weeks back.