University at Albany, SUNY

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Third Annual Maheshwari Colloquium

On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany, SUNY, will host its third Maheshwari Colloquium, endowed in honor of Man Mohan and Asha Devi Maheshwari by Raj Maheshwari, ’83.

Photo of Ronald G. DouglasThe speaker will be Ronald G. Douglas from Texas A&M University, and the title of his lecture will be:

“Complex Geometry and Operator Theory”

Abstract. About thirty years ago, the author and M. Cowen introduced an approach to the study of certain classes of operators on Hilbert space using techniques and ideas from complex geometry. Since then many authors have studied and developed these techniques to help solve a variety of problemes.
The operators involved are defined on Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions, on domains in both one and several complex variables. In this talk we explore the techniques obtaining some recent results, emphasizing concrete examples, while recalling the setup in complex geometry involving the Chern connection and its curvature. In some cases this structure serves as a convenient language while in others it provides insight into the problem and methods to solve it.

The colloquium will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Center 1 (directions).
Refreshments will be served from 3:15 p.m. just outside the auditorium, and there will be a light reception after the lecture.

For more information, please feel free to contact the organizers, Marco Varisco, Joshua Isralowitz, and Ivana Alexandrova.


Previous Maheshwari Colloquia: 2012 and 2013.