We are proud to announce the first UConn Geometry Day. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UConn Math Department, this annual event is aimed at a general math audience. It will bring leading experts in differential geometry to UConn. For this first UConn geometry day, we host a distinguished lecture by Professor Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard). Students and researchers in math and related fields are all welcome to attend!
Monday, February 29th, 2016
Lecture starts at 3:30 PM in Biology/Physics Building (BPB) 130
Reception 2:30 PM in Math-Science Building (MSB) 109A
Professor Shing-Tung Yau is one of the most influential mathematicians of our time. He received Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley at the age of 22. He has been awarded the Fields Medal, Crafoord Prize, Wolf Prize and the National Medal of Science. As a founder of geometric analysis, he has made fundamental contributions at the interface between geometry and theoretical physics. His proof of the positive energy theorem in general relativity demonstrated that Einstein's theory is consistent and stable. His proof of the Calabi conjecture allowed string theorists to use Calabi-Yau manifolds as an inner space of the universe. Professor Yau leads mathematical institutes in Beijing, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Taiwan and Boston.