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Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss an index theorem for Dirac operators on manifolds with corners and its application to Gromov's dihedral rigidity conjecture on scalar curvature. I will make this talk accessible to non-experts. This is joint work with Jinmin Wang and Zhizhang Xie.
Bio: Guoliang Yu is the Powell Chair in Mathematics and University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University. He was an invited speaker at the ICM 2006 in Madrid. He is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and also a Simons Fellow in Mathematics. His research interests include large-scale geometry, K-theory, index theory, manifold topology and geometry, and operator algebras.