The 20th Brussels-London geometry seminar will take place at the ULB on 19th March. The theme is differential geometry and the speakers are: Baptiste Chantraine, Penka Georgieva and András Juhász. More information (including instructions for registration) can be found on the dedicated webpage.

# Archives for February 2020

## Daniel Greb (Universität Duisburg-Essen) to speak in the geometry seminar, tuesday 17 March.

Daniel Greb (Universität Duisburg-Essen) will speak in the geometry seminar on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11h am in the Salle des Profs. Daniel’s title is *Projectively flat sheaves and characterisations of finite quotients of projective spaces* and his abstract is below.

*I will explain how to extend the classical characterisation of projective space among Kähler-Einstein Fano manifolds in terms of a Chern class (in)equality to the class of Fano varieties with Kawamata log terminal singularities. I will spend significant time on discussing the necessary tools, which range from analysis (harmonic metrics / Simpson correspondence) and classical differential geometry to algebraic geometry (local fundamental groups of klt singularities). This is joint work with Stefan Kebekus and Thomas Peternell, and partly with Behrouz Taji.*

## Mircea Petrache (Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile) to speak in the geometry seminar, Friday 28 February.

Mircea Petrache (Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile) will speak in the geometry seminar on Friday 28 February 2020 at 11h am in the Salle N 08.08 (this is the room behind the elevators in the 8th floor of the NO building). Mircea’s title is *Uniform measures and manifolds all of whose curvatures are constant* and his abstract is below.

*A uniform measure in Euclidean space R^d is a measure with respect to which balls B(x,r) with center x in the support, are assigned mass dependent of r and independent of the choice x. For example any invariant measure with respect to a subgroup of the isometry group of R^d is uniform, and called a homogeneous measure. However we also have a few exotic examples of non-homogeneous uniform measures, such as the volume measure of the “light cone” {x^2+y^2+z^2=w^2} in R^4.This class of measures was first studied by David Preiss as the crucial ingredient of his 1987 proof of the Besicovitch conjecture. The complete classification of uniform measures remains a difficult open problem, even restricted to ambient dimension d=2. I will detail the known classification of 1-dimensional uniform measures in R^d for general d, for which, in joint work with Paul Laurain, we show that they are constituted of disjoint unions of helices or of toric knots, or equivalently, of analytic curves all of whose curvatures are constant.*