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 
that of manifolds?" Stated more informally, "Can 
you hear the singular set of an orbifold?" 

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Web site for Geometry Seminar is at: 

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/SemConf/Geometry/index.html


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