Anusha Krishnan, Syracuse University

Title: Prescribing Ricci curvature on Sd1 + 1 × Sd2

Abstract: Given a symmetric 2-tensor T on a manifold M, can T
be realized as the Ricci curvature of some Riemannian metric on M?
We will discuss some classical results in the field, as well as more
recent work under symmetry assumptions. This talk is based on joint
work with Timothy Buttsworth.