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Hot Topics: Contact structures, dynamics and the Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension 3 June 09, 2008 - June 13, 2008

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Jun 09, 2008
Monday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  The History of Weinstein Conjecture.
Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  What do we know about the Weinstein Conjecture in higher dimensions?
Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Introduction to the Seiberg-Witten equations
Tomasz Mrowka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  The asymptotic behavior of punctured pseudoholomorphic curves
Richard Siefring
Jun 10, 2008
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Background for embedded contact homology
Michael Hutchings (University of California, Berkeley)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to the Seiberg-Witten-Floer homologies I
Peter Kronheimer (Harvard University)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Outline of the relationship between Seiberg-Witten and the Weinstein conjecture
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Towards Heegard Floer homology for 3-manifolds with boundary
Robert Lipshitz (Columbia University)
Jun 11, 2008
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to embedded contact homology I
Michael Hutchings (University of California, Berkeley)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to the Seiberg-Witten-Floer homologies II
Tomasz Mrowka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Seiberg-Witten and Weinstein Conjecture I
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Seiberg-Witten and Weinstein Conjecture II
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Relative Contact Homologies
Ko Honda
Jun 12, 2008
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to embedded contact homology II
Michael Hutchings (University of California, Berkeley)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Existence theorems for Seiberg-Witten-Floer homology
Peter Kronheimer (Harvard University)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Seiberg-Witten and Weinstein Conjecture III
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  A symplectic Gysin sequence
Tim Perutz
Jun 13, 2008
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seiberg-Witten and embedded contact homology II
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Seiberg-Witten Floer homology and symplectic forms on S^1 x M^3
Cagatay Kutluhan
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Broken Lefschetz fibrations for all smooth oriented 4-manifolds
Robion Kirby (UC Berkeley Math Faculty)