University of California

International Conference on Geometry and Analysis on Manifolds

Santa Barbara March 15-19, 2008


The first day's lectures will be held in the Cliff House. The rest of the lectures will be held in South Hall 6635.

Saturday, March 15-------Cliff House

8:30-9:25am Registration (and continue throughout the meeting)
9:25-9:30am Welcoming Remarks

9:30-10:30am Richard Melrose, MIT
Title: Eta forms and the odd index

10:30-11:00am Coffee Break

11:00-12:00am Kefeng Liu, UCLA
Title: Good Geometry and Applications to Moduli Spaces of Riemann Surfaces

Lunch (on site)

Ken-Ichi Yoshikawa, University of Tokyo
Title: Analytic torsion and automorphic forms

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00-5:00pm Hao Fang, University of Iowa
Title: A Class of Variational Functionals in Conformal Geometry

5:30pm Reception and buffet dinner afterwards (on site)

Sunday, March 16---------South Hall 6635

9:00-10:00am Werner Mueller, Universitaet Bonn
Title: Equivariant signature for Hilbert modular varieties and class numbers

10:00-10:15am Coffee Break

10:15-11:15am Maxim Braverman, Northeastern University
Title: A Canonical Quadratic Form on the Determinant Line of a Flat Vector Bundle

11:15-11:30am Coffee Break

11:30-12:30pm Frederic Rochon, U. Toronto
Title: A local family index for d-bar operators on punctured Riemann surfaces

Afternoon: Outing

Monday, March 17----------South Hall 6635

9:00-10:00am Paul Yang, Princeton
Title: The Q-curvature equation

10:00-10:15am Coffee Break

10:15-11:15am Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford
Title: The renormalized area functional

11:15-11:30am Coffee Break

11:30-12:30am Xiaonan Ma, Paris VII
Toeplitz operators on symplectic manifolds

Lunch Break

2:30-3:30pm Katrin Wendland, University of Augsburg
Title: From dualities to geometry

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00-5:00pm Fei Han, UC Berkeley
Title: Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theories, Generalized Cohomology and Bismut-Chern Character

Conference Banquet: 6:15 pm at Beachside

Tuesday, March 18----------South Hall 6635

9:00-10:00am Ulrich Bunke, Universitaet Regensburg
Title: Adabatic limits of equivariant eta forms and orbifold smooth K-theory

10:00-10:15am Coffee Break

10:15-11:15am Ziqin Lu, UC Irvine
Title: Normal scalar curvature conjecture and pinching theorems

11:15-11:30am Coffee Break

11:30-12:30am Siye Wu, The University of Hong Kong
Title: Vafa-Witten theory for non-simply laced gauge groups
Lunch Break

2:00-3:00pm Weiping Li, Oklahoma State University
Title: Massey Products for the Symplectic Floer Cohomology

3:00-3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15-4:15pm Sebastian Goette, Universitaet Freiburg
Title: L^2 rho and torsion invariants for families

4:15-4:30pm Coffee Break

4:30-5:30pm Shuichi Iida, University of Tokyo
Title: Adiabatic limits of eta-invariants and the Meyer functions

Wednesday, March 19----------South Hall 6635

8:30-9:30am Jochen Bruening, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Title: Index theorems for manifolds with conical strata

9:30-10:00am Coffee Break

10:00-11:00am Qingtao Chen, UC Berkeley
Title: Representations of Quantum Groups and new invariants for links

11:00-11:15am Coffee Break

11:15-12:15am Raphael Ponge, University of Toronto
Title: A microlocal approach to Fefferman's program in conformal and CR geometry