Workshop on Manifolds with Symmetries

Institute of Geometry and Topology

March 28-30, 2022 at the University of Stuttgart

Aim of the workshop

The focus of this workshop will submanifold theory, isometric actions on symmetric spaces, polar actions and foliations, and related topics. The aim is bring experts and young researches together.

Supported by:

Manuel Amann (Augsburg)

Carlos Díaz-Ramos  (Santiago de Compostela)

Miguel Domínguez-Vázquez (Santiago de Compostela)

David González Álvaro (Madrid)

Mustafa Kalafat (Bonn)

Lucía Martín-Merchán (Turin)

Juan Manuel Lorenzo-Naveiro (Santiago de Compostela)

Tomás Otero-Casal (Santiago de Compostela)

Alberto Rodríguez-Vázquez (Santiago de Compostela)

Victor Sanmartín-López (Madrid)

Anna Siffert (Münster)

Ivan Solonenko (London)

Masoumeh Zarei (Münster)

The workshop will take place from Monday, March 28 13:00 until Wednesday, March 30 13:00.

Lectures: room 8.122

Monday, 28.03.2022

12:30 - 12:55 Welcome
12:55 - 13:00 Opening
13:00 - 14:00 Miguel Domínguez-Vázquez
Extension of submanifolds in symmetric spaces of noncompact type
14:00 - 15:00 Lucía Martín-Merchán
A compact non-formal closed G2 manifold with b1 = 1
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Alberto Rodriguez Vazquez
Totally geodesic submanifolds in products of rank one symmetric spaces
16:00 - 17:00 Victor Sanmartín-López
Codimension one Ricci solitons in Iwasawa groups
18:00 Guided Tour Stuttgart City


Tuesday, 29.03.2022

9:30 - 10:30 Manuel Amann
Fibrations with torus fibres and the toral rank conjecture
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 David González Álvaro
Manifolds of Rick > 0
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00 Anna Siffert
Stability of harmonic self-maps between cohomogeneity one manifold
15:00 - 15:30 Ivan Solonenko
Homogeneous hypersurfaces in the noncompact complex two-plane Grassmannian
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break and Photo
16:00 - 17:00 Mustafa Kalafat
On special submanifolds of the Page space
17:00 - 17:30 Juan Manuel Lorenzo-Naveiro
Polar actions on some noncompact symmetric spaces
20:00 Conference Dinner


Wednesday, 30.03.2022

9:30 - 10:30 Masoumeh Zarei
Intermediate Ricci, homotopy, and submanifolds of symmetric space
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Tomás Otero-Casal
Homogeneous hypersurfaces of symmetric spaces of noncompact type
11:30 - 12:30 Carlos Díaz-Ramos
Homogeneous Lagrangian foliations in complex spaces forms
12:30 Closing

Program (PDF)

The workshop will be held at the University of Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen:

University of Stuttgart
Department of Mathematics
Room 8.122

Pfaffenwaldring 57

70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen


There are limited funds for lodging available for early-career researchers on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for these funds, please write a short motivation letter before February 1, 2022 to Katja Stefanie Engstler providing rational for your request and explaining your interest in attending the workshop. Please also include your academic CV.

Registration: please send an e-mail to Katja Stefanie Engstler to register for the workshop.

To apply for a contributed talk please write an e-mail with title and abstract to Andreas Kollross.

This image shows Andreas  Kollross

Andreas Kollross

Prof. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

This image shows Katja Stefanie Engstler

Katja Stefanie Engstler

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH)

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