Workshop on Geometry and Lie Groups

(including the Hong Kong Geometry Colloquium)


March 25 - 26, 2011

Room 210, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Abstracts (in PDF format)

Programme                                                                                             Friday, March 25


10:00 - 10:05

Opening Remarks

Ngaiming Mok (Director of IMR, University of Hong Kong)

10:05 - 11:05

Leibniz algebroids and generalizations of geometry

Peter Bouwknegt (Australian National University)

11:15 - 12:15

Some results on self-shrinkers

Yuanlong Xin (Fudan University and IMS, CUHK)

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Higher gauge theory, division algebras and superstrings

John C. Baez (University of California, Riverside and Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore)

15:05 - 16:05

Intersection of subspaces and Horn inequalities for the eigenvalues of sums of selfadjoint operators

Wing Suet Li (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Parallel transport and the Peter-Weyl theorem as the momentum space representation for a compact Lie group
William D. Kirwin (Universität zu Köln and Instituto Superior Ténico, Lisboa)

Workshop Dinner


Hong Kong Geometry Colloquium                                                Saturday, March 26


10:00 - 11:00

Fractional index theory
Varghese Mathai (University of Adelaide)

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15

Associated varieties of fundamental series representations
David A. Vogan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Organized by Ngaiming Mok, Jiang-hua Lu and Siye Wu