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FACULTY

杨义虎
Yihu Yang

教授
Professor

办公室 Office：

2 号楼 506

办公接待时间 Office Hour：

Monday, 2:30-5:00 (pm)

办公室电话 Office Phone：

总机（Telephone Exchange）× 2506

E-mail：

yangyihu at sjtu.edu.cn

教育背景 Education：

博士，复旦大学，1994

Ph.D. Fudan University, 1994

研究兴趣 Research Interests：

黎曼几何，复几何，几何分析

Riemannian Geometry, Complex Geometry, Geometric Analysis

教育背景/经历 Education

Ph.D. Institute of Mathematics, Fudan University, 1994

M.S. Institute of Mathematics, Fudan University, 1991

B.S. Department of Mathematics, Lanzhou University, 1988

工作经历 Work Experience

2012- Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1996-2013 Tongji University

1994-1996 Institute of Applied Mathematics, CAS

Courses

**7. Differential Geometry **(Fall of 2018, for undergraduates, the following [1, 2] will be the main references; Times: Tue. and Thur., 10:00-11:40; Place: Middle Teaching Building 212)**: **

This is a course for undergraduates. It mainly concerns the geometry of curves and surfaces in Euclidean spaces, especially 3-space**. **We mainly concern local aspects but also some global aspects of surfaces.

To study the global aspects of surfaces, we‘ll try to introduce the notions of regular nonparametrized (or abstract) surfaces---2-dim manifolds** **and 2-riemannian manifolds**; **and in turn we‘ll introduce some general notions of riemannian geometry (but restricted to the 2-dim case)**: **connection, geodesic, exponential map, completeness, etc. Futhermore, we‘ll informally introduce topological classification of closed orientable surfaces by nonnegative integers---genus---by means of tirangulation. Then, we‘ll prove the famous Gauss-Bonnet formulae.

**Note**: the materials with asterisk are **NOT** in the teaching plan.

**Chapter 1** **Curves in Euclidean 3-spaces--local theory**** **

1. regular (parametrized) curves, arc length parameter; tangent vector, normal and binormal vectors, osculating plane, normal plane and rectifying plane

2. Frenet frame and Frenet formulae, curvature and torsion; canonical (normal) form near a point of curves; geometric implication of curvature and torsion; plane curves

3. fundamental theorem for curves in 3-space (uniqueness and existence to a curve with arc length parameter in 3-space with prescribed curvature (>0) and torsion)

__ Exercises:__ 1. compute the curvature and torsion of a curve under general regular parameters;

2. think why "curvature" and "torsion" are (geometric) invariants of a space curve---independent of choice of parameters;

3. derive the canonical (normal) form at a point of a 3-space curve and show the geometric meaning of curvature and torsion;

4. use the normal form of a curve to understand Corollary 1.5.4 and draw the projections in the corresponding planes;

5. finish Ex. 1.6.4.

***Some additional readings** for Chap. 1 (some global aspects of plane curves):

1. Chap. 2 of the textbook;

2. (general) 4 vertex theorem and its converse ([1] D. DeTurck, H. Gluck, D. Pomerleano, and D. Shea Vick, The four vertex theorem and its converse, Notices of AMS, Vol. 54, No. 2, 192-207; [2] Bjoern E. J. Dahlberg, The converse of the four vertex theorem, Proc. AMS, Vol. 133, No. 7, 2131-2135) .

**Chapter 2** **Regular (parametrized) surfaces in Euclidean 3-spaces--local theory**

1. regular (parametrized) surfaces, tangent space (tangent vectors), changes of variables of surfaces; vector fields along surfaces: tangential (normal) vector fields, coordinate vector fields; unit normal vector field of surface---Gauss map, Gauss frame

2. __the 1st fundamental form__: independent of parameters (so it is the geometric invariant of the corresponding unparametrized surface)

3. __the 2nd fundamental form__: independent of parameters (so it is the geometric invariant of the corresponding unparametrized surface); __Weingarten map__ (transformation) of tangent spaces of surfaces; examples.

4. curves on surfaces: line element, Meusnier‘s theorem, normal curvature

5. Weingarten map: principal curvature, Gauss curvature, mean curvature

6. canonical form of a surface at a point: elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic points; vector field and its trajectories and first integral; coordinate system generated by two vector fields which are linearly independent at some points: orthogonal coordinate systems; principal directions and (equation of) lines of curvature, Rodriques‘ Theorem, principal curvature coordinate system (coordinate system of curvature lines); asymptotic directions and (equation of) asymptotic curves, coordinate system of asymptotic curves

7. ruled surfaces and developable surfaces: classification of developable surfaces

8. Gauss map and geometric explanation of Gauss curvature: geometry of second fundamental form is equivalent to geometry of Gauss map; minimal surfaces: critical points of area functional

9. surfaces of revolution with constant Gauss curvature (pseudo-sphere) and zero mean curvature (catenary and catenoid) (Ex.)

** Exercises**: 1. Ex.4,7,8 of Section 2-5 in [2];

2. Prove the remark in Page 45;

3. Prove 3.9.1, 3.9.2, 3.9.3, 3.9.4, 3.9.6, 3.9.7, 3.9.8*(5.7.4);

4. write the Gauss‘ equation under orthogonal coordinates;

5. write Mainardi-Codazzi equations under principal directions coordinate systems (parameter net of lines of curvature)

**Chap. 3 ****Intrinsic geometry of surfaces in Euclidean 3-space--local theory**

1. equations of motion for surfaces and structure equations (compatibility equations): Gauss‘s theorema egregium; fundamental theorem for surfaces in Euclidean 3-space

2. vector fields and covariant differentiation; parallel translation

3. geodesic curvature (and relation to normal curvature), Liouville formula; geodesics and its equations

4. (local) Gauss-Bonnet theorem for simple closed domains with piece-wise smooth boundary in a surface

5. exponential map, geodesic polar coordinate, Gauss lemma, (local) minimality of geodesics; isometries, surfaces of constant curvature

** Exercises**: 1. Ex.5, 6, 8* of Section 4-4 in [2];

2. show that any geodesic of the revolution paraboloid (旋转抛物面) z=x^2+y^2, if it is not a meridian (子午线)，intersects itself an infinite number of times; (I hope, not only a good understanding in geometry, but also a good writing)

3. (using Liouville formula or the equations of geodesic) find the equation of the following geodesic c of the (abstract) surface S: Let S be the upper half plane with the coordinate (u, v) and the 1st fundamental form (Riemannian metric) g=v(du^2+dv^2), the geodesic c through the point (0, 1) and having an angle \theta_0 with the u-direction.

4. Ex. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 of Section 4-6 in [2]

**Chapter 4** **Selected topics on the global aspects of (intrinsic or extrinsic) geometry of surfaces in Euclidean 3-space(or 2-dimensional Riemannian geometry)**

1. regular (non-parametrized) surfaces in Euclidean 3-space; 2-dimensional (abstract) surfaces and tangent spaces; orientability (of surfaces) and 2-dimensional (oriented) Riemannian manifolds; (Riemannian) covariant differentiation (-Levi-Civita connection); Lie bracket of smooth vector firlds, curvature tensor, curvature

2. (global) Gauss-Bonnet theorem for compact surfaces with or without boundary: triangulation of surfaces, Euler characteristic; classification of (oriented) closed surfaces

3.

4.

**Exercises**: 1. Let X, Y, Z, W be smooth vector fields, R the curvature tensor. Prove that 1) the value of R(X, Y)Z) at p depends only on the values of X, Y, Z at p; 2) R(X, Y)Z=-R(Y, X)Z; 3) R(X, Y)Z+R(Y, Z)X+R(Z, X)Y=0; 4)

**References**

[1] Manfredo do Carmo: **Differential Geometry of Curves & Surfaces**, revised & updated 2nd edition, Dover

[2] 彭家贵，陈卿: **微分几何**， 高等教育出版社

[3] J. Simons, **Minimal varieties in Riemannian manifolds**, Ann. Math., 88(1968), 62-105

**6. Differential Geometry, II** (spring of 2018, for undergraduates and graduates; Monday 12:55-15:40)

This is a continuation of a course of Differential Geometry in Fall of 2017. This course is split into two parts. The first part is concerning the global aspects of curves and surfaces in Euclidean 3-space; the second one is concerning some rudiments of Riemann surfaces and Kaehler geometry..........

**Part I:** we‘ll lecture some classical topics in the global aspects of curves and surfaces in Euclidean 3-space, like isoparametric inequality, four vortex theorem, rigidity of the sphere, Hilbert theorem, and Hopf and Alexsandrov theorems on constant mean curvature; we also wish to give a brief introduction of minimal surfaces and their Gauss maps in Euclidean 3-space, especially Bernstein theorem.

Lecture 1. review on (local) differential geometry of curves and surfaces, (nonparametrized) regular surfaces, differentiable maps and their differentials, immersion and imbedding, (local) isometry; *completeness of (nonparametrized) regular surfaces and abstract surfaces with metrics and Hopf-Rinow theorem

Lecture 2. rigidity of sphere

Lecture 3. Hilbert theorem (Finish do Carmo‘s book 5.11: Ex. 1, 2)

Lecture 4. Fenchel and Fary-Milnor theorems on regular, simple and closed curves

Lecture 5. Hopf theorem on immersed sphere of constant mean curvature and *a brief introduction to imbedded or immersed compact surfaces of cmc (e.g. Alexandrov theorem and Wente‘s examples)

**Part II:** will concern some basics of Riemann surfaces and Kaehlerian manifolds.

Lecture 1. review of differentiable manifolds: definition, (co)tangent spaces, (co)tangent bundles, vector bundles, tensor product, sections (e.g. differential forms, vector fields), Lie bracket of vector fields, exterior differential operator; submanifolds, Frobenius theorem; connections on vector bundles and curvature tensors

Lecture 2. Riemannian manifolds and submanifolds: Riemannian metrics and connection, Riemannian curvature tensor, sectional, Ricci, and scalar curvature; a brief introduction to curvature and topology; Riemannian submanifolds, induced connections, second fundamental form and mean curvature (vector), Gauss equation, Codazzi equation and Ricci identity

Lecture 3. complex manifolds and complex structure, holomorphic (co)tangent bundle, Hermitian and Kaehler metrics, connections (Riemannian and Hermitian connections and their consistency under the Kaehlerian condition), holomorphic (bi-)sectional curvature

**5. Differential Geometry **(Fall of 2017, for undergraduates, the following [1] will be the textbook; Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:40, Eastern Top Teaching Building 212)**: **

This is a course for undergraduates. It mainly concerns the geometry of curves and surfaces in Euclidean spaces, especially 3-space**. **We mainly concern local aspects but also some global aspects of surfaces.

To study the global aspects of surfaces, we‘ll try to introduce the notions of abstract surfaces---2-dim manifolds** **and 2-riemannian manifolds**; **and in turn we‘ll introduce some general notions of riemannian geometry (but restricted to the 2-dim case)**: **geodesic, exponential map, completeness, Jacobi fields, conjugate points, and comparison theorems (if time admitted) etc. Futhermore, we‘ll informally introduce topological classification of closed orientable surfaces by nonnegative integers---genus---by means of tirangulation. Then, we‘ll prove the famous Gauss-Bonnet formulae.

**Some preliminaries: **topology of Euclidean space; tangent space and tangent bundle, differential (tangent map) of a differentiable map; local behaviour of differentiable map (inverse function and implicit function theorems)

**Note**: the materials with asterisk are **NOT** in the teaching plan.

**Chapter 1** **Curves in Euclidean 3-spaces**** **

1. regular (parametrized) curves, arc length parameter; tangent vector, normal and binormal vectors, osculating plane, normal plane and rectifying plane

2. Frenet frame and Frenet formulae, curvature and torsion; canonical (normal) form near a point of curves; geometric implication of curvature and torsion; plane curves

3. fundamental theorem for curves in 3-space (uniqueness and existence to a curve with arc length parameter in 3-space with prescribed curvature (>0) and torsion)

__ Exercises:__ 1. compute the curvature and torsion of a curve under general regular parameters;

2. think why "curvature" and "torsion" are (geometric) invariants of a space curve---independent of choice of parameters;

3. derive the canonical (normal) form at a point of a 3-space curve and show the geometric meaning of curvature and torsion;

4. use the normal form of a curve to understand Corollary 1.5.4 and draw the projections in the corresponding planes;

5. finish Ex. 1.6.4.

***Some additional readings** for Chap. 1 (some global aspects of plane curves):

1. Chap. 2 of the textbook;

2. (general) 4 vertex theorem and its converse ([1] D. DeTurck, H. Gluck, D. Pomerleano, and D. Shea Vick, The four vertex theorem and its converse, Notices of AMS, Vol. 54, No. 2, 192-207; [2] Bjoern E. J. Dahlberg, The converse of the four vertex theorem, Proc. AMS, Vol. 133, No. 7, 2131-2135) .

**Chapter 2** **Regular (parametrized) surfaces in Euclidean 3-spaces--local theory**

1. regular (parametrized) surfaces, tangent space (tangent vectors), changes of variables of surfaces, unparametrized surfaces; vector fields along surfaces: tangential (normal) vector fields, coordinate vector fields; unit normal vector field of surface---Gauss map, Gauss frame; __differentials of composed maps (the special case of changes of variables)__

2. __the 1st fundamental form__: independent of parameters (so it is the geometric invariant of the corresponding unparametrized surface)

3. __the 2nd fundamental form__: independent of parameters (so it is the geometric invariant of the corresponding unparametrized surface); __Weingarten map__ (transformation) of tangent spaces of surfaces; examples.

4. curves on surfaces: line element, Meusnier‘s theorem, normal curvature

5. Weingarten map: principal curvature, Gauss curvature, mean curvature

6. canonical form of a surface at a point: elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic points; vector field and its trajectories and first integral; coordinate system generated by two vector fields which are linearly independent at some points: orthogonal coordinate systems; principal directions and (equation of) lines of curvature, Rodriques‘ Theorem, principal curvature coordinate system (coordinate system of curvature lines); asymptotic directions and (equation of) asymptotic curves, coordinate system of asymptotic curves

7. ruled surfaces and developable surfaces: classification of developable surfaces

8. Gauss map and geometric explanation of Gauss curvature: geometry of second fundamental form is equivalent to geometry of Gauss map; minimal surfaces: critical points of area functional

9. surfaces of revolution with constant Gauss curvature (pseudo-sphere) and zero mean curvature (catenary and catenoid) (Ex.)

** Exercises**: 1. Ex.4,7,8 of Section 2-5 in [2];

2. Prove the remark in Page 45;

3. Prove 3.9.1, 3.9.2, 3.9.3, 3.9.4, 3.9.6, 3.9.7, 3.9.8*(5.7.4);

4. write the Gauss‘ equation under orthogonal coordinates;

5. write Mainardi-Codazzi equations under principal directions coordinate systems (parameter net of lines of curvature)

**Chap. 3 ****Intrinsic geometry of surfaces in Euclidean 3-space--local theory**

1. equations of motion for surfaces and structure equations (compatibility equations): Gauss‘s theorema egregium; fundamental theorem for surfaces in Euclidean 3-space

2. vector fields and covariant differentiation; parallel translation

3. geodesic curvature (and relation to normal curvature), Liouville formula; geodesics and its equations

4. (local) Gauss-Bonnet theorem for simple closed domains with piece-wise smooth boundary in a surface

5. exponential map, geodesic polar coordinate, Gauss lemma, (local) minimality of geodesics; isometries, surfaces of constant curvature

** Exercises**: 1. Ex.5, 6, 8* of Section 4-4 in [2];

2. show that any geodesic of the revolution paraboloid (旋转抛物面) z=x^2+y^2, if it is not a meridian (子午线)，intersects itself an infinite number of times; (I hope, not only a good understanding in geometry, but also a good writing)

3. (using Liouville formula or the equations of geodesic) find the equation of the following geodesic c of the (abstract) surface S: Let S be the upper half plane with the coordinate (u, v) and the 1st fundamental form (Riemannian metric) g=v(du^2+dv^2), the geodesic c through the point (0, 1) and having an angle \theta_0 with the u-direction.

4. Ex. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 of Section 4-6 in [2]

**Chapter 4** **Selected topics on the global aspects of intrinsic geometry of surfaces in Euclidean 3-space(or 2-dimensional Riemannian geometry)**

1. regular (non-parametrized) surfaces in Euclidean 3-space; 2-dimensional (abstract) surfaces and tangent spaces; orientability (of surfaces) and 2-dimensional (oriented) Riemannian manifolds; (Riemannian) covariant differentiation (-Levi-Civita connection); Lie bracket of smooth vector firlds, curvature tensor, curvature

2. (global) Gauss-Bonnet theorem for compact surfaces with or without boundary: triangulation of surfaces, Euler characteristic; classification of (oriented) closed surfaces

3. geodesics (exponential map, geodesic polar coordinate, Gauss lemma, (local) minimality of geodesics, as in Section 4 of Chap. 3); (metric, geodesic) completeness, Hopf-Rinow theorem

*4. Jacobi fields and conjugate points

*5. a brief introduction to curvature and geometry and topology of (complete) surfaces: first and second variations of arc length, Bonnet‘s theorem; Cartan-Hadamard theorem

**Exercises**: 1. Let X, Y, Z, W be smooth vector fields, R the curvature tensor. Prove that 1) the value of R(X, Y)Z) at p depends only on the values of X, Y, Z at p; 2) R(X, Y)Z=-R(Y, X)Z; 3) R(X, Y)Z+R(Y, Z)X+R(Z, X)Y=0; 4)

***Chapter 5 Regular (non-parametrized) surfaces in Euclidean 3-spaces--global theory**

In a certain more general framework, the contents of this chapter actually are to concern the (global) aspects of certain special surfaces in Euclidean 3-space, e.g. with certain constraints of Gauss curvature, mean curvature, or topology, etc.. In turn, one can consider submanifolds in a more general ambient Riemannian space and related theory. These are traditional topics in the area of Differential Geometry (see [4]).

Concretely, the topics will includ isoperimetric inequality and Four-vertex theorem in the plane; rigidity of the sphere, Hilbert theorem, Hopf and Alexandrov theorems of closed surfaces with constant mean curvature, and minimal surfaces and Bernstein theorem, etc.. We will talk about these in the course of Differential Geometry II.

**References**

[1] W. Klingenberg: **A courses in Differential Geometry**, Springer-Verlag

[2] Manfredo do Carmo: **Differential Geometry of Curves & Surfaces**, revised & updated 2nd edition, Dover

[3] 彭家贵，陈卿: **微分几何**， 高等教育出版社

[4] J. Simons, **Minimal varieties in Riemannian manifolds**, Ann. Math., 88(1968), 62-105

**4. A brief introduction to the theory of submanifolds **(a mini course for graduate students in geometry)

1) Some preliminaries of vector bundles and connections

2) Second fundamental form of submanifolds： Gauss equation, Mainardi-Codazzi equation, Ricci equation (higher co-dimension)

3) Mean curvature (vector), minimal submanifolds, the first and second variational formulae for volume functional, (semi) stable minimal submanifolds

4) works of Fisher-Colbrie and Schoen, Schoen and Yau about stable minimal 2-dim submanifolds in 3-manifolds with nonnegative scalar curvature

**References**

[1] H. Blaine Lawson, Jr., Minimal Varieties in Real and Complex Geometry

[2] J. Simons, Minimal varieties in Riemannian manifolds, Ann. Math., 88(1968), 62-105

[3] Y. L. Xin, Minimal Submanifolds and Related Topics

**3. Differential Geometry (II) **

(Spring of 2017, for undergraduate and graduate; Wednesday, 18:00-20:00, Friday, 18:00-20:00; Middle Teaching Building 203)

This course will talk about some global aspects of surface geometry in Euclidean 3-space (as a continuation of Elementary Differential Geometry) and also rudiments of Riemannian Geometry. Most probably, the contents of both topics will be given in a staggered manner.

(Note: some parts of the lectures are not very standard for such a course, due to students with quite different levels)

**Note: If you want to do some exercises, you can find some in related sections of the following references [2], [5] and [6]**

1) Rigidity of the standard 2-sphere in Euclidean 3-space;

2) Hilbert theorem: Poincare upper half plane with hyperbolic metric CANNOT be ISOMETRICALLY IMMERSED in Euclid 3-space;

3) Riemannian manifolds

(i) definition of (smooth) manifolds, (co-)tangent spaces (bundles), (smooth) vector fields, Lie bracket, affine connections;

(ii) riemannian metrics, riemannian (Levi-Civita) connections, fundamental theorem of riemannian geometry;

(iii) curvature tensor and its properties (in particular the first Bianchi identity), sectional curvature, ricci curvature and scalar curvature;

*(iv) (r,s)-type tensors, covariant differentiation (with respect to an affine connection); the second Bianchi identity of the curvature tensor;

*(v) differential form, exterior differentiation, dual of exterior differentiation, laplace-beltrami operator, harmonic forms (functions); an introduction of de Rham and Hodge theorems,.....

(vi) isometry, isometric immersion (imbedding), (riemannian) submanifolds; normal bundle, induced connections; the second fundamental form, totally geodesic submanifolds, mean curvature (vector);

4) parallel translation of vector fields (along a curve, with respect to an affine connection); geodesics, exponential map, geodesic polar coordinates (Gauss lemma), (local) minimality of geodesics, geodesic convex neighborhoods;

5) (geodesic, metric) completeness, Hopf-Rinow theorem

6) Hopf theorem (constant mean curvature (immersed) surfaces of 0-genus in Euclidean 3-space)

(i) isothermal parameters, existence; complex (conformal) structure; Riemann surfaces

(ii) holomorphic quadratic differentials on a Riemann surface

(iii) Hopf theorem: the equations of motion and structure of surfaces under isothermal parameters; Hopf‘s differential

* (iv) Wente‘s counterexample for the 1-genus case

7) the first and second variational formulae of arc length and applications: Bonnet-Myers theorem, Weinstein theorem, Synge theorem

8) Jacobi fields, conjugate points, cut points and cut locus

9) Cartan-Hadamard theorem and Space forms

10) Index form; comparison theorems (Rauch, Hessian, Laplace, Volume)

11) Applications of comparison theorems (Laplace, Volume): Bochner formulae and another proof of Lapace comparison theorem; the splitting theorem of Cheeger-Gromoll for manifolds of nonnegative Ricci curvature; the maximal diameter theorem

**References**

[1]** **J. Cheeger & D. Ebin, Comparison theorems in Riemannian Geometry, AMS Chelsea Publishing, 1975

[2] M. do Carmo, *Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces*, Dover Publications, INC., revised & updated second edition, 2016: **Chapter 5**.

[3] S. Donaldson, *Riemann Surfaces*, Oxford University Press.

[4] H. Hopf, *Differential Geometry in the Large*, Springer-Verlag, 1983: **Part II**.

[5] J. Jost, *Riemannian Geometry and Geometric Analysis*, Springer, Seocnd ed., 1998: **Chapter 3, 4**.

[6] P. Petersen, *Riemannian Geometry*, Springer, Second edition.

[7] 伍鸿熙, *黎曼几何初步*, 北京大学出版社, 1989.

[8] 忻元龙, *黎曼几何讲义*, 复旦大学出版社, 2010.

2. **Introduction to Metric Riemannian Geometry** (mini-course, by Professor Xiaochun Rong, Rutgers; May 12-23, 2014)

Abstract: The purpose of the mini course is to give a quick introduction to one of the important subjects in Metric Riemannian Geometry: geometric and topological structures on manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below. We will introduce basic analytic and geometric tools, and using which we will prove most classical results in the subject. We will also extend the discussion to recent advances. This course will cover the following three topics:

1) Ricci Curvature Comparison and Applications

2) Gromov-Hausdorff Topology

3) Degeneration of Metrics with Ricci Curvature bounded Below (which likely exclude some details due to a time constraint)

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge on Riemannian geometry (Riemannian metrics, connections, curvature, geodesics, variation formulae, etc), and basic knowledge on Topology (set topology, covering spaces, fundamental groups, etc).

1. **Riemannian Geometry** (Winter of 2013 and Spring of 2014): This is a course on Riemannian Geometry for graduate students in geometry. Topics mainly include: Riemannian metrics, fundamental theorem of Riemannian geometry (Levi-Civita connection), curvature tensor (sectional curvature, Ricci curvature), geodesic (exponential map, geodesic convex neigborhood, Gauss lemma), completeness (Hopf-Rinow theorem), Jacobi fields and conjugate points, totally geodesic submanifolds, Cartan-Hadamard theorem, space forms, the first and second variational formulae for geodesic (Bonnet-Myers theorem, Synge Theorem, index form), cut locus, comparison theorems (Rauch comparison theorem, Hessian comparison theorem, Laplace comparison theorem, Cheeger-Gromoll splitting theorem, Bishop-Gromov volume comparison theorem, Toponogov comparison theorem).

Some recent preprints, publications

1. (with Huihong Jiang) Examples of manifolds of positive Ricci curvature with quadratically nonnegatively curved infinity and infinite topological type. Preprint, Nov. 08, 2017

2. (with Huihong Jiang) Diameter growth and bounded topology of complete manifolds with nonnegative Ricci curvature, Ann Glob Anal Geom. DOI 10.1007/s10455-016-9539-8

3. (with Yi Zhang) A new proof of a theorem of Petersen, *SCIENCE CHINA, Mathematics*, **59**(2016), no. 5, 935-944.

4. (with J. Jost and K. Zuo) Harmonic maps and singularities of period mappings, *Proc. Amer. Math. Soc*. **143** (2015), 3351-3356. .

5. (with Qihua Ruan and Jiaxian Wu) Gradient estimates for a nonlinear diffusion equation on complete manifolds, *Chinese Annals of Mathematics*, **Ser. B 36**(2015), no. 6, 1011-1018.

6. (with Jiaxian Wu) Gradient estimates and Harnack inequality for a nonlinear parabolic equation on complete manifolds, *Communications in Mathematics and Statistics*, **1**(2013), no.4, 437-464.

7. (with Qihua Ruan and Jiaxian Wu) Gradient Estimate for Exponentially Harmonic Functions on Complete Riemannian Manifolds, *Manuscripta Mathematica*,**143 **(2014), no. 3-4, 483-489.

Seminar

1. Time: Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm Place: Math Building 1106 (graduate)