Speaker: Professor Gang Tian 
Affiliation: Peking University


Geometrization is now an effective approach to studying classification problems in geometry and topology. In this general talk, I will discuss how Ricci flow can be applied to geometrization of surfaces and its generalization to higher dimensions. One well-known application in higher dimensions is to solve Thurston’s geoemtrization conjecture for 3-manifolds. The other is the Analytic Minimum Model Program which aims at classifying Kahler manifolds birationally. Some other flows will be also discussed. Some recent work will be also presented.

About Maths Colloquium

The Mathematics Colloquium is directed at students and academics working in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics. 

We aim to present expository lectures that appeal to our wide audience.

Information for speakers

Information for speakers

Maths colloquia are usually held on Mondays, from 2pm to 3pm, in various locations at St Lucia.

Presentations are 50 minutes, plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Available facilities include:

  • computer 
  • data projector
  • chalkboard or whiteboard

To avoid technical difficulties on the day, please contact us in advance of your presentation to discuss your requirements.


Priestley Building (67)
Room: 442 (and via Zoom: