SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Thu 27 Oct 2011 0953
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 10 Nov 2011
Calendar1: 1 Nov 2011 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 707A

Geometry Seminar: Carberry -- Harmonic Maps of Surfaces into De Sitter Spaces

Speaker: Dr. Emma Carberry (Sydney)

Time: Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 12(NOON)--1PM

Room: Carslaw 707A

Title: Harmonic Maps of Surfaces into De Sitter Spaces

Abstract: De Sitter spaces S(m, 1) are the spheres in 
Minkowski space R(m, 1) and are fundamental examples 
of non-compact symmetric spaces. We shall explain how 
harmonic maps of surfaces into S(2n, 1) can be studied 
more simply by viewing their lifts into appropriate 
flag manifolds, and applying integrable systems 
techniques. The flag manifold in question depends upon 
the isotropy order of the harmonic map.

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