Simons Lectures 2003

Grigory Perelman
Steklov Institute
St. Petersburg, Russia

Ricci Flow and the Geometrization of 3-Manifolds

April 21 - May 2
Stony Brook University


   Charles Gunn, © The Geometry Center

This will be a series of several lectures. Prior to Professor Perelman's arrival, there will be two introductory lectures given by Stony Brook faculty. During the week of April 21-24, there will be three lectures, to be followed by additional lectures the following week.

Introductory Lectures:

Tuesday, April 1, 2:30 - 3:30 in Math P-131
Michael Anderson: Introduction to the Ricci Flow

Monday, April 7, 3:30 - 5 or 5:30 in Math P-131
Martin Rocek: Some relations of the Ricci flow with string theory

The Simons Lecture Series:
Opening Reception: Monday, April 21, 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Math Tower, Room S-240
Week 1: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,  April 21,  23,  24
2:00 - 2:45  and   3:15 - 4:00 PM
with a half-hour coffee/tea/cookies break in between.
Math Tower, Room S-240
Week 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday,  April 28,  30, May 2
beginning at 2:00pm
Math. Commons Room 4-125
These meetings will be informal discussion sessions in constrast to the formal lectures of Week 1. The discussions will be led by Grisha Perelman, partly on what needs to be discussed, and partly in response to audience questions.

Professor Perelman will be visiting Stony Brook during the second half of April, 2003, from April 20 to May 3.

For further inquiries, contact Michael Anderson (

There is some possibility of financial assistance for the expenses of junior visitors to attend the lectures. For further information, please send an e-mail inquiry to
Information concerning accommodations at at nearby hotels or bed and breakfasts can be found here, or by sending an e-mail to the address above.

A poster for this event can be downloaded: 8.5 by 11" PostScript or PDF; 11 by 17" PostScript or PDF;