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Benjamin McMillan, The Range of the Killing Operator

September 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm KST

B236-1, IBS Korea, Republic of


The Killing operator in (semi) Riemannian geometry has well understood kernel: the infinitesimal symmetries of a given metric. At the next level, the range of the Killing operator can be interpreted as those perturbations of the metric that result from a mere change of coordinates—in contexts like general relativity, the trivial perturbations. The range of the Killing operator, albeit important, has not been as well understood as its kernel. I will describe how one can use the projective nature of the Killing operator to reduce the question to that of the range of a connection on an associated bundle, and then how one can seek to understand the range of an arbitrary connection. This process yields a fairly complete answer on locally symmetric spaces.

Based on joint work with Federico Costanza, Mike Eastwood, and Thomas Leistner.


September 15, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm KST
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IBS Korea, Republic of


Jaehyun Hong
IBS 복소기하학연구단 Center for Complex Geometry
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대전 유성구 엑스포로 55 (우) 34126
IBS Center for Complex Geometry
Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
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