Richard K. Hind

Associate Chair

B.A., Cambridge University, 1992
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997

Email: Hind.1@nd.edu
Office: 216 Hayes-Healy
Phone: (574) 631-6227
Fax: (574) 631-6579

For additional information see Richard Hind’s Personal Page.

Research Interests

I am interested in complex and symplectic geometry. A focus for research is the tangent bundles of real-analytic Riemannian manifolds. These carry canonical complex and symplectic structures. The complex geometry is related to properties of the Riemannian metric and the symplectic geometry to the smooth structure on the underlying manifold. Past research has shown that the map from compact Riemannian to complex (Stein) manifolds is essentially injective. It is an open question whether the same is true for the map from smooth to symplectic manifolds. An important tool in attacking these and other problems is the theory of pseudoholomorphic curves in symplectic manifolds.

Selected Publications

  • Lagrangian spheres in S^2 x S^2, Geom. Funct. Anal., 14 (2004), 303-318.
  • (with D. Burns and S. Halverscheid) The geometry of Grauert tubes and complexification of symmetric spaces, Duke Math. J., 118 (2003), 465-491.
  • Stein fillings of lens spaces, Commun. Contemp. Math., 5 (2003), 967-982.
  • Antiholomorphic involutions on Stein manifolds, Intern. J. Math., 14 (2003), 479-487.
  • Lagrangian unknottedness in Stein surfaces, preprint.

Please direct questions and comments to: Hind.1@nd.edu