SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Tue 17 Apr 2012 1300
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 8 May 2012
Calendar1: 24 Apr 2012 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 352
Auth: zhangou@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Geometry Seminar: Stanhope -- The Spectrum of the Laplace Operator of a Riemannian Orbifold

Speaker: Dr. Liz Stanhope (Lewis & Clark College)

Time: Tuesday, April 24, 12(NOON)--1PM

Room: Carslaw 352

Lunch: after the talk

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Title: The Spectrum of the Laplace Operator of a
Riemannian Orbifold

Abstract: after a brief introduction to spectral
geometry, we will discuss the degree to which the
eigenvalue spectrum of the Laplace operator of a
Riemannian orbifold encodes information about the
orbifold. In particular, we ask, "How does the
presence of mild singular points in orbifolds cause
the spectral geometry of orbifolds to differ from