The school will take place at MIT from June 6 – June 17, 2016.
All lectures will take place in 66-144
This program is an NSF-funded summer school which will be held at MIT. Its purpose is to introduce advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to modern methods in geometric analysis, especially those that are useful for understanding evolutionary processes that arise in physics. Topics include the vectorfield method, the study of waves in black hole spacetimes, the formation of shock waves, and kinetic theory. The material is foundational and should be accessible to students with a solid background in multivariable calculus. Knowledge of basic measure theory, functional analysis, and differential geometry (the divergence theorem) would be helpful but is not strictly necessary.