Speaker: Professor Richard Hamilton
Date: Jan 04, 2008
Venue: Ramanujan Hall
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Title: Perelman's noncollapsible estimate on Ricci Flow
Prof. Richard Hamilton graduated from Princeton in 1966. His thesis supervisor was Robert Gunning. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University. He has held positions in the University of California at Irvine and San Diego and Cornell University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the Clay Research Award in 2003 and Oswald Veblen Prize for Geometry in 1996.

Hamilton is best known for having invented the Ricci flow, which Grigori Perelman employed in his proof of the Thurston's geometrization conjecture and the Poincaré conjecture.