Fall Semester 2013-2014 will be very exciting. UConn will host a one-semester long event in Differential Geometry. The activities will include a Distinguished Lecture Series by Prof. Richard Schoen and several talks by well-known mathematicians throughout the semester. These talks are aimed at a general audience

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### Distinguished Lecture Series by Richard Schoen

### Lecture 1

October 2 at 3:30 p.m. at BPB 131

What are minimal submanifolds and why are they important?

(Reception served at 3:00 p.m. at MSB 120)

### Lecture 2

October 3 at 3:30 p.m. at BPB 131

An introduction to mathematical general relativity

(Reception served at 3:00 p.m. at MSB 120)

### Lecture 3

October 4 at 3:30 p.m. at BPB 131

Extremal eigenvalue problems and their geometry

(Reception served at 3:00 p.m. at MSB 120)

Professor Schoen is a world leading mathematician in Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations and General Relativity. He is the Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and has won several honors, including Member of the National Academy of Sciences, MacArthur Fellow, Bôcher Prize, and Guggenheim Fellow. In addition to his research contributions he has also been the PhD advisor of 37 mathematicians many of whom hold positions at major universities around the world.