Date of Award

Summer 8-15-2018

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



In this thesis, we study G-invariant elliptic operators, and in particular Dirac operators, on the space of invariant sections of a Hermitian bundle over a (non-compact) manifold with a proper and cocompact Lie group action. We provide a canonical way to define the Hilbert space of invariant sections for proper and cocompact actions and prove that the G-invariant Dirac operators, and more generally, elliptic operators, are Fredholm for the Hilbert space we constructed. Using the framework developed in this thesis, we give a new proof of a generalized Lichnerowicz Vanishing Theorem for proper cocompact group actions as an application.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Xiang Tang

Committee Members

Quo-Shin Chi, Renato Feres, Jr-Shin Li, Yanli Song,


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