This is an invitational workshop with a limited number of participants designed for in-depth one-on-one scientific interactions. The workshop will concentrate on the theory of singularities with recent applications to magnification cross sections in gravitational lensing.
Petters Research Institute strongly encourages its foreign visitors to have a cultural and
nature-based experience while in Belize. This may include visiting
Garifuna, Mayan, and Mennonite communities, as well as
rain forest reserves, cayes, wildlife sanctuaries, Mayan temples, etc.
Lectures and Discussion Topics
Friday, March 7, 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jets, Multijets, Transversality, Singularity Manifolds,
Mather Stability Theory
(Aazami and Petters)
Saturday, March 8, 9:00am - 11:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Morse Theory, Whitney Theories, Higher Order Singularities (Aazami and Petters)
Monday, March 10, 9:00am - 11:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Magnification Cross Sections and Gravitational Lensing I (Aazami and Petters)
Tuesday, March 11, 9:00am - 11:00am
Magnification Cross Sections and Gravitational Lensing II (Aazami and Petters)