Geometric Flows and Relativity

Summer School and Workshop

Summer School


Welcome to the summer school "Geometric Flows and Relativity!" We are happy to host this special meeting for local and international students. You can find all the necessary information on this page.

The summer school will consist of three lecture series, on mean curvature flow, Ricci flow, and on applications of geometric flows to mathematical relativity. The Mean curvature and Ricci flow are two highly structured and extensively studied flows that serve not only as archetypical examples suitable to be lectured in a summer school but also to introduce students to highly active research topics in geometry and topology. On the other hand, Mathematical relativity is a fertile field to explore applications to them. Indeed, the inverse mean curvature flow has been a vital tool in the resolution of the Riemannian Penrose inequality, and since then, several geometric flows have been adapted in order to attack further problems in the field.

Invited lecturers:

Mat Langford (Australian National University)
Layout of Mat's course! (PDF)
Notes of the presentation!
Mariel Sáez (Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile)
Layout of Mariel's course! (PDF)
Julian Scheuer (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Layout of Julian's course! (PDF)

Read here about the lecturers! (PDF)


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9:10-10:40 MCF RF MCF AGR AGR
10:40-11:00 Beverages Beverages Beverages Beverages Beverages
11:00-12:30 MCF RF MCF AGR AGR
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:30 RF MCF RF Discussion AGR
15:30-15:50 Beverages Beverages Beverages Beverages Beverages
15:50-17:20 RF MCF RF Discussion AGR
19:00-21:00 Recreation Party!

There will be food and refreshments in between talks and during the break.


Registration helps to organize the meeting better. We kindly ask you to register below (even if you have already confirmed your participation by email).

Note that the registration for the summer school and the workshop are separate

The event is funded by the NSF
The event is supported by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The event is supported by CSIC (Group's Program) and CMat-FCien.
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Theodora Bourni (University of Tennessee Knoxville)
Martín Reiris (Universidad de la República)

Venue of the school:

Lecture room 101 of the. math department, inside the Engineering building.


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Useful information

Download here a PDF with further information about Parque Rodó neighborhood (where the lecture hall is located) and Montevideo city: places to visit, transportation, restaurants, prices, safety, etc.