Positive Scalar Curvature and Applications

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Positive Scalar Curvature and Applications

We introduce the idea of curvature, including how it developed historically, and focus on the scalar curvature of a manifold. A major current research topic involves understanding positive scalar curvature. We discuss why this is interesting and how it relates to general relativity.

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Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology

Connections to other fields

Physics

Author(s)

Jonathan Rosenberg, David Wraith
Senior Editor:
Sophia Jahns

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2019-004-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
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