Spring 2014, Thursdays, Blocker 113, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: January 30

"  Introduction to the $L^2$-Sobolev theory of the $\bar{\partial}$-Neumann Problem "
  Yue Zhang  


The $\bar{\partial}$-Neumann problem was formulated by D. C. Spencer in the fifties as a means to generalize the theory of harmonic integrals to non-compact complex manifolds.  It is a fundamental problem, both in the theory of several complex variables and and in the theory of partial differential equations.  In this talk, we will briefly introduce the $\bar{\partial}$-Neumann problem and research development with the viewpoint of partial differential equations (mainly by Joseph Kohn's school) along the history.