Rigidity and geometry of Harmonic Maps.

Seminar: 
Colloquium
Event time: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
Location: 
LOM 215
Speaker: 
Vlad Markovic
Speaker affiliation: 
California Institute of Technology
Event description: 

Abstract: Harmonic maps play a prominent role in geometry. I will explain some of these applications including Siu’s rigidity of negatively curved Kahler manifolds and the¬†Corlette-Gromov-Schoen¬† rigidity of representations theorem, as well as the very recent results of Markovic and Benoist-Hulin about the existence and uniqueness of harmonic maps between rank-1 symmetric spaces.