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Symplectic Geometry and Mathematical Physics March 22, 2004 - March 26, 2004
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2004 over 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 22, 2003 almost 11 years ago
Parent Program: Differential Geometry
Organizers Denis Auroux, Dan Freed, Helmut Hofer, Francis Kirwan, and Gang Tian

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Symplectic geometry has been one of the most rapidly advancing areas of mathematics over the past ten years. Its strong connections to mathematical physics, and in particular the mirror symmetry conjecture, have been the source of many fascinating developments. Pseudo-holomorphic curves have been studied extensively, and tools such as Gromov-Witten invariants and Floer homology have revolutionized our understanding of symplectic manifolds. Meanwhile, low-dimensional topology, gauge theory (in particular Seiberg-Witten invariants), and monodromy techniques have also been the source of important contributions to the field. The following areas of research are particularly active at the moment, and will be the main topics of the workshop:

  • Gromov-Witten invariants and quantum cohomology
  • Floer homology, mirror symmetry, and string theory
  • Lefschetz pencils, gauge theory, and low-dimensional topology
  • Hamiltonian group actions and moment maps
  • contact homology and symplectic field theory

List of confirmed speakers (as of February 2, 2004): Alexandre Givental Mark Gross Dominic Joyce Xiaobo Liu Grigory Mikhalkin Yong-Geun Oh Yongbin Ruan Paul Seidel Bernd Siebert Ivan Smith Michael Usher

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Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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