## Nature of some stationary varifolds near multiplicity 2 tangent planes

## Existence and uniqueness of Green's function to a nonlinear Yamabe problem

Abstract: For a given finite subset S of a compact Riemannian manifold (M; g) whose Schouten curvature tensor belongs to a given cone, we establish a necessary and

sufficient condition for the existence and uniqueness of a conformal metric on $M \setminus S$ such that each point of S corresponds to an asymptotically flat end and

that the Schouten tensor of the new conformal metric belongs to the boundary of the given cone. This is a joint work with Luc Nguyen.

## Rellich Kondrachov Theorem for L^2 curvatures in arbitrary dimension- Tristan Rivière

Abstract : What are the possible limits of smooth curvatures with uniformly bounded $L^p$ norms ?

We shall see that the attempts to give a satisfying answer to this natural question from the calculus of variation of gauge theory brings us to numerous analysis challenges.

## Improved List-Decoding and Local List-Decoding Algorithms for Polynomial Codes

I will talk about a recent result showing that some well-studied polynomial-based error-correcting codes

(Folded Reed-Solomon Codes and Multiplicity Codes) are "list-decodable upto capacity with constant

list-size".

At its core, this is a statement about questions of the form: "Given some points in the plane,

how many low degree univariate polynomials are such that their graphs pass through 10% of these points"?

This leads to list-decodable and locally list-decodable error-correcting codes with the best known parameters.

## Periodic Geodesics and Geodesic Nets on Riemannian Manifolds

Abstract: I will talk about periodic geodesics, geodesic loops, and geodesic nets on Riemannian manifolds. More specifically, I will discuss some curvature-free upper bounds for compact manifolds and the existence results for non-compact manifolds. In particular, geodesic nets turn out to be useful for proving results about geodesic loops and periodic geodesics.

## Liouville Equations and Functional Determinants

Abstract: Functional Determinants are quantities constructed out of spectra of conformally covariant operators, and are explicit in dimension two and four, due to formulas by Polyakov and Branson-Oersted. Extremizing them in a conformal class amounts to solving Liouville equations with principal parts of different order but all scaling invariant. We discuss some existence, uniqueness, non-uniqueness results and some open problems. This is joint work with M.Gursky and P.Esposito.

## Spacetime positive mass theorem

Abstract: The spacetime positive mass theorem says that an asymptotically flat initial data set with the dominant energy condition must have a timelike energy-momentum vector, unless the initial data set is in the Minkowski spacetime. We will review backgrounds and recent progress toward this statement.

## "Robocon is Zazen: Psychology and Buddhism in Mori Masahiro's Robotics"

## Kaehler constant scalar curvature metrics on blow ups and resolutions of singularities

Abstract: After recalling the gluing construction for Kaehler constant scalar curvature and extremal (`a la Calabi) metrics

starting from a compact or ALE orbifolds with isolated singularities, I will show how to compute the Futaki invariant

of the adiabatic classes in this setting, extending previous work by Stoppa, Szekelyhidi and Odaka. Besides giving

new existence and non-existence results, the connection with the Tian-Yau-Donaldson Conjecture and the K-stability