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Location: Skye Hall 347

4:00-4:50pm

Speaker: Yu-Shen Lin (Boston University)

Title: Special Lagrangian fibrations in weak Del Pezzo Surfaces

Abstract: Motivated by the study of mirror symmetry, Strominger-Yau-Zaslow (SYZ) conjectured that Calabi-Yau manifolds admit certain minimal Lagrangian fibrations. These minimal Lagrangians are the special Lagrangian submanifolds studied earlier by Harvey-Lawson. Many of the implication of the SYZ conjecture is proved and it has been the guiding principle for studying mirror symmetry for a long time. However, not many special Lagrangians are known in the literature. In this talk, I will prove the existence of special Lagrangian fibration on the complement of a smooth anti-canonical divisor in a (weak) Del Pezzo surface. If the time allows, I will explain its impact to mirror symmetry. This is joint work with Tristan Collins and Adam Jacob.

5:00-5:50pm

Speaker: Yannis Angelopoulos (UCLA)

Title: Linear and nonlinear waves on extremal Reissner-Nordstrom spacetimes

Abstract: I will present several results (that have been obtained jointly with Stefanos Aretakis and Dejan Gajic) from the analysis of solutions of linear and nonlinear wave equations on extremal Reissner-Nordstrom spacetimes, including sharp asymptotics on the horizon and at infinity for linear waves, and instability phenomena for nonlinear waves. These results can be seen as stepping stones to the fully nonlinear problem of stability/instability of extremal black holes.