How to classify homogeneous spaces... and why we should care about them

General public Colloquium / Congress / Forum

Homogeneous spaces are manifolds with many symmetries, and as
such they are a fantastic playground for mathematical models ranging from
general relativity to solid state physics. In this talk, I will give a
non-technical approach to the different types of symmetries that one likes
to consider - like reflections, special properties of geodesics,
curvature, or differential operators - with many examples and
applications. In the last part, I will present some recent classification
results on certain classes of homogeneous spaces, and why they are

The talk is suitable as an introduction to the vast area of homogeneous
spaces for non-experts.

When? 06.09.2021 15:15
Where? PER 08 auditoire 2.52
Chemin du Musée 3
1700 Fribourg
speaker Prof. Ilka Agricola, Marburg
Contact Département de mathématiques