Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College)
Michael Jablonski (University of Oklahoma)

The primary theme of the conference will be curvature properties in the presence of symmetry, with emphasis on homogeneous Einstein and Ricci soliton metrics, metrics of positive curvature, and Ricci flow.

Lectures will be held in the morning and late afternoon to allow time for informal discussions each afternoon. We thus hope to encourage progress on open problems and the formation of new collaborations.

We expect to be able to cover the cost of local accommodations for approximately 25–30 participants. We also have a small amount of funding available for travel. Preference for travel funds will be given to graduate students and young mathematicians without other sources of support. Please see instructions on the registration page for requesting travel funds.

We will begin allocating funds for both local accomodations and for travel on April 15. Please register before that date to receive full consideration for funding.

We thank Dartmouth College for supporting this conference through the Conant 1879 Memorial Lectureship and the Robert 1931 and Ruth Fraser Fund, and we thank the Mathematics Department for additional support through the Ed Shapiro fund.