Shing-Tung Yau, Ph.D.William Caspar Graustein Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University
Director, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University
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In this lecture, Shing-Tung Yau will give a survey on the existence of canonical balanced metrics on non-Kähler complex manifolds through the Hull-Strominger system, which was motivated by string theory on compactifications. He will discuss works by Jun Li of Fudan University in Shanghai, Ji-Xiang Fu of Fudan University, Ivan Smith of the University of Cambridge, Richard P. Thomas of Imperial College London, Tristan C. Collins of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, French mathematician Émile Picard, Teng Fei of Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Adam Jacob of the University of California, Davis, and Duong H. Phong of Columbia University.
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