IAS Distinguished Lecture

Curvature and Uniformization on Bounded Symmetric Domains

Professor Ngaiming Mok

Renowned mathematician Professor Ngaiming Mok delivered a distinguished lecture titled "Curvature and Uniformization on Bounded Symmetric Domains" for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 8 October 2018.

In the lecture, Professor Mok, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, used a differential-geometric approach to study the notion of asymptotic curvature behavior. He also illustrated how this approach using transcendental techniques leads to various characterization results for totally geodesic subvarieties of finite-volume quotients without the assumption of arithmeticity.

Professor Mok's research interests include Several Complex Variables, Complex Differential Geometry and Algebraic Geometry. He is well-known in the mathematical community for his global perspective in Pure Mathematics and for having solved a series of important conjectures and problems using a combination of analytic, algebraic and geometric methods.

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