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Von Neumann Symposium on Complex Geometry, Calibrations, and Special Holonomy August 11, 2003 - August 20, 2003

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Aug 11, 2003
Monday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Welcome, Orientation, Announcements, Resigstration
Andrew Lucas
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Holonomy 1
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Complex Geometry 1
Zhiqin Lu (University of California, Irvine)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Gauge Theory 1
Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London)
Aug 12, 2003
Tuesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Holonomy 2
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Calibrations 1
H. Blaine Lawson (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Complex Geometry 2
Zhiqin Lu (University of California, Irvine)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Gauge Theory 2
Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London)
Aug 13, 2003
Wednesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Holonomy 3
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Calibrations 2
H. Blaine Lawson (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Complex Geometry 3
Zhiqin Lu (University of California, Irvine)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Gauge Theory 3
Charles Thomas
Aug 14, 2003
Thursday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Holonomy 4
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Calibrations 3
H. Blaine Lawson (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Complex Geometry 4
Zhiqin Lu (University of California, Irvine)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Gauge Theory 4
Charles Thomas
Aug 15, 2003
Friday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Kahler metrics and holomorphic foliations
Gang Tian (Princeton University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Calibrated submanifolds with boundary: compact special Legendrian surfaces in $$S^5$$
Sung Wang
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Representations of surface groups and Hermitian symetric spaces
Oscar Garcia-Prada (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC))
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  The geometric complexity of special Lagrangian cones
Mark Haskins (Imperial College, London)
Aug 16, 2003
Saturday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Closed ${\rm G}_2$ structures
Robert Bryant (Duke University)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Crepant resolutions of Calabi-Yau orbifolds
Anda Degeratu (Universität Stuttgart)
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Second order families of special Lagrangian 4-folds
Eleny-Nicoleta Ionel (Stanford University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Deformations of Sturctures on Manifolds
Spiros Karigiannis
Aug 18, 2003
Monday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  The geometry of representations of surface groups in $$SL(n,R)$$
François Labourie (Université Côte d'Azur)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Instantos and Lagrangians on manifolds with vector cross
Naichung Leung
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Flat Lagrangian submanifolds in $$C^n$$ and $$CP^n$$
xiaowei wang (Rutgers University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Constructing $${\rm G}_2$$-metrics from nearly K\"ahler manifolds
Shengli Kong
Aug 19, 2003
Tuesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  On a nonlinear Dirac equation and constant mean curvature surfaces
Bernd Ammann (Universität Regensburg)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Examples of associative, co-associative, and Cayley submanifolds
Weiqing Gu
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Volume minimizing cycles in compact Lie groups
Xiaobo Liu
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Constant scalar curvature metrics and the stability of Constant scalar curvature metrics and the stability of algebraic varieties
Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London)
Aug 20, 2003
Wednesday
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  Morning Tea
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Minimal Lagrangian tori in CP^2 come in real families of every dimension
Emma Carberry
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Generalized Hodge metrics and BCOV torsion
Zhiqin Lu (University of California, Irvine)