The March 11, 2014 O.M.N.I. Talk: Michael Tinker presents

Heat Kernel Estimates by Trial and Error

Abstract: The logical development of a result does not always give a clear picture of the workflow that led to that result. In general this is not important. But as a graduate student, one may find it encouraging to hear more about the trial and error involved in finding one's way to a result. William and Newton have created a safe space to talk about such things; so I aim to use it (and perhaps even encourage a fellow graduate student along the way!) In this talk I will cover an estimate on Schrödinger heat kernels that appears in my soon-to-be-defended dissertation; but with a rather more accurate account of how I came upon the estimate....