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Yi Lai

Szegö Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Building 380, 382-Q1
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Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Yi’s main research interest is in geometric analysis with a focus on geometric flows. She studies various curvature conditions under which one can start a Ricci flow from a non-compact manifold. She is also interested in Ricci solitons and ancient Ricci flows, especially the structure of 3D steady gradient Ricci solitons that are so-called flying wings. 

Yi received the Herb Alexander Prize for an outstanding dissertation in pure mathematics, awarded by UC Berkeley.