Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

September 29, 2006 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location

Understanding the curvature/comprendre la courbure

Colloquium presented by Joseph Kohn (Princeton University)

I will give a historical account of the study of CR structures. I will discuss some relations with the theory of several complex variables and with partial differential equations. I will indicate how the analysis of CR structures involves techniques of microlocalization and multiplier ideals. The emphasis will be on on existence and regularity theorems which lead to the E. E. Levi problem in several complex variables and to Hans Lewy's example of a non-solvable PDE and its generalizations.

Address

CRM, UdeM, Pav. André-Aisenstadt, 2920, ch. de la Tour Salle / Room 6214