An ODE associated to the Ricci flow

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Indian Institute Of Science
In this talk we will discuss an ODE associated to the evolution of curvature along the Ricci flow. We talk about the stability of certain fixed points of this ODE (up to a suitable normalization). These fixed points include curvature of a large class of symmetric spaces.