Miguel Dominguez Vazquez, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, ICMAT, Madrid

September 13, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Cupples I, Room 199

*Abstract: A polar foliation is a decomposition of a Riemannian manifold into equidistant submanifolds (called leaves) of possibly different dimensions, and such that through any point there exists a submanifold (called section) intersecting all leaves perpendicularly. These objects arise as generalizations of several important notions, such as the so-called isoparametric hypersurfaces and polar actions, whose study has produced many beautiful and profound results over the last decades. In this talk I will present an introduction to polar foliations, and report on some recent results concerning their classification in certain symmetric spaces.*

*Host: Quo-Shin Chi*

*Tea @ 3:45 in room 200*