An Introduction to Sub-Riemannian Geometry

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 15:30

Thackeray Hall 704

Speaker Information
Thomas Bieske
University of South Florida

Abstract or Additional Information

Motivated by real-world activities, we will explore spaces where motion in one or more directions is restricted. Such spaces, called sub-Riemannian spaces, possess a geometry that behaves quite differently from traditional Euclidean $R^n$. Our goal is to understand the interplay between this geometry and properties of solutions to partial differential equations. This talk will be accessible to advanced undergraduate students.