2005 ICTP Prize Ceremony (Modified by ICTP info point)
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Fri May 12 10:30:20 CEST 2006
The 2005 ICTP Prize
in honour of Armand Borel
will be awarded to
School of Mathematical Sciences
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
in the Main Lecture Hall of the ICTP Main Building
at 11:00 hrs.
The presentation of the Prize by Professor K.R. Sreenivasan,
Director of the Abdus Salam ICTP, will be followed by the
2005 ICTP Prize Lecture by Xiaohua Zhu on
Canonical metrics in Kähler geometry
Abstract: This will be a review of "canonical metrics" in Kähler
geometry; examples are Kähler-Einstein metrics, Kähler-Ricci solitons,
and extremal metrics. I will touch upon the following topics:
1) Calabi's conjecture.
2) Existence results for Kähler-Einstein metrics with c_1>0.
3) Geometric Invariant Theory related to the existence problem.
4) K-energy and K-stability on toric manifolds.
5) Kähler-Ricci flow and Kähler-Ricci solitons.
All are most cordially invited to attend.
Citation for the award of the 2005 ICTP Prize
The 2005 ICTP Prize in honour of Armand Borel is awarded to Xiaohua
Zhu, Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking
Xiaohua Zhu has made fundamental contributions to complex differential
geometry. He is best known for his work (jointly with G. Tian) on the
uniqueness of “Kähler-Ricci solitons”. This work introduced a new
holomorphic invariant, and also a deep a priori estimate for solutions
of certain complex Monge-Ampere equations. This was a major
breakthrough in Kahler geometry. Zhu has also to his credit (jointly
with X. Wang) an important existence theorem for Kahler-Ricci solitons,
as well as impressive results on minimal submanifolds. More recently he
has proved an important convergence theorem for the Kähler-Ricci flow,
using the spectacular results of Perelman. At 37, he is one of the
foremost young Chinese geometers, a mathematician who attacks and
solves tough problems in geometric analysis. His excellent papers are
published in front-line journals.
The 2005 ICTP Prize is named after Armand Borel, who was a professor at
the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study at
Princeton and lectured at ICTP.
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