Demetre P Kazaras, Phillip Griffiths Assistant Research Professor

Demetre P Kazaras

I study the scalar curvature of Riemannian manifolds and questions in General Relativity. The tools involved include geometric PDE, minimal surfaces, spinors, and algebraic topology.

Office Location:  Physics
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2800
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Ph.D.University of Oregon2017
Representative Publications

  1. Sven Hirsch, Demetre Kazaras, Marcus Khuri, Spacetime Harmonic Functions and the Mass of 3-Dimensional Asymptotically Flat Initial Data for the Einstein Equations, Journal of Differential Geometry (Accepted, 2020)  [abs]
  2. Demetre Kazaras, Desingularizing positive scalar curvature 4-manifolds (Submitted, 2020)  [abs]
  3. Botvinnik, Boris; Kazaras, Demetre, Minimal hypersurfaces and bordism of positive scalar curvature metrics, Math. Ann., vol. 371 no. 1-2 (2018), pp. 189-224  [abs]
  4. D. Kazaras, D. Ruberman and N. Saveliev, On positive scalar curvature cobordisms and the conformal Laplacian on end-periodic manifolds, Communications in Analysis and Geometry, vol. to appear, accepted 2019 (Accepted, 2020)  [abs]
  5. D.Kazaras, C. Sormani and students David Afrifa, Victoria Antonetti, Moshe Dinowitz, Hindy Drillick, Maziar Farahzad, Shanell George, Aleah Lydeatte Hepburn, Leslie Trang Huynh, Emilio Minichiello, Julinda Mujo Pillati, Srivishnupreeth Rendla, Ajmain Yamin, Smocked metric spaces and their tangent cones (Accepted, 2020)  [abs]