# Joint UCI-UCR-UCSD Southern California Differential Geometry Seminar

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Lecture 1

Speaker: Otis Chodosh

Time/place: Surge 284 3:40~4:30

Title:Properties of Allen--Cahn min-max constructions on 3-manifolds

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I will describe recent joint work with C. Mantoulidis in which we study the properties of bounded Morse index solutions to the Allen--Cahn equation on 3-manifolds. One consequence of our work is that a generic Riemannian 3-manifold contains an embedded minimal surface with Morse index p, for each positive integer p.

Lecture 2

Speaker: Ved Datar

Time/place: Surge 284 4:40~5:30

Title: Hermitian-Yang-Mills connections on collapsing K3 surfaces

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Let $X$ be an elliptically fibered K3 surface with a fixed $SU(n)$ bundle $\mathcal{E}$. I will talk about degenerations of connections on $\mathcal{E}$ that are Hermitian-Yang-Mills with respect to a collapsing family of Ricci flat metrics. This can be thought of as a vector bundle analog of the degeneration of Ricci flat metrics studied by Gross-Wilson and Gross-Tosatti-Zhang. I will show that under some mild conditions on the bundle, the restriction of the connections to a generic elliptic fiber converges to a flat connection. I will also talk about some ongoing work on strengthening this result. This is based on joint work with Adam Jacob and Yuguang Zhang.