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The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

Hans Werner Ballmann (U Bonn, MPI for Mathematics, Bonn): Symmetric Spaces

Lecture Course (250117 VO):

Thursday 09:15 - 10:45 (lecture) and 11:00 - 11:45 (tutorial) - Schroedinger Lecture Hall

Abstract

I will discuss symmetric spaces from a geometric point of view. In the first lectures, I will investigate some elementary properties of the geometry of symmetric spaces, like geodesics, curvature, and Jacobi fields. This will be followed by a discussion of Riemannian symmetric pairs, maximal flat subspaces, roots, and related topics. In addition, I will introduce a number of examples. Speed and the specific topics of the lectures will also depend on the audience. I assume some familiarity with basic concepts of Riemannian geometry.

At a glance

Type: SRF course
When: Oct 03, 2013 to
Dec 31, 2013
Where: ESI, Schrödinger Lecture Hall
Organizers: Joachim Schwermer (ESI, U Vienna)
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