Soul Theorem and moduli spaces

Research Horizons Seminar
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 171
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
The Soul Theorem, proved by Cheeger and Gromoll forty year ago, reveals a beautiful structure of noncompact complete manifolds of nonnegative curvature. In the talk I will sketch a proof of the Soul Theorem, and relate it to my current work on moduli spaces of nonnegatively curved metrics.