Geometric Analysis and Topology Seminar

Harmonic Maps in Rigidity Problems

Speaker: Chikako Mese, Johns Hopkins

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 517

Date: Friday, May 9, 2014, 11 a.m.


The holomorphic rigidity conjecture of Teichmuller space states that the mapping class group uniquely determines the Teichmuller space of a compact surface as a complex manifold. In this talk, we discuss a harmonic maps approach to this conjecture.