Members Seminar

Conformal Dynamics in Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry: Around a Question of A. Lichnerowicz

Charles Frances
Universite Paris-Sud 11; Member, School of Mathematics
April 1, 2013

In the middle of the sixties, A. Lichnerowicz raised the following simple question: “Is the round sphere the only compact Riemannian manifold admitting a noncompact group of conformal transformations?” The talk will present the developments which arose from Lichnerowicz's question. It will be an opportunity to see diverse aspects of conformal dynamics in Riemannian, as well as Lorentzian geometry