A workshop on Einstein manifolds

October 11, 2023 / Katja Stefanie Engstler

October 4-6, 2023 at the University of Stuttgart

The workshop took place in Stuttgart on October 4-6, 2023, as a cooperation of the Université Paris-Saclay and the University of Stuttgart. It was organized by Brice Flamencourt, Andrei Moroianu, Paul Schwahn and Uwe Semmelmann. It attracted 34 international and national participants.

The aim of this workshop was to bring together experts in the field of Einstein manifolds as well as young researchers. The workshop featured 13 different talks from various subjects surrounding the topic of Einstein manifolds, such as stability and rigidity problems, Ricci solitons, special spinors, gauge theory, homogeneous manifolds, instantons, generalizations of the Einstein condition and other aspects of curvature.

The Einstein condition is viewed by many as the "most interesting" notion of constant curvature, since there are not too many and not too few examples of Einstein manifolds. In the 1980s the brightest minds of the field rallied once more under the banner of the Besse group, as they had before. This time the result was an epochal work on the topic of Einstein manifolds. Still, there were many open questions left.

Time has passed, and more progress has been made. So let us not dwell on the past, but stride forward into the Crazy World of Arthur L. Besse! 

Participants of the workshop
Participants of the workshop

Program and Abstracts

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