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Symplectic and Contact Topology and Dynamics: Puzzles and Horizons March 22, 2010 - March 26, 2010
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2010 about 9 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 22, 2009 over 9 years ago
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Organizers Paul Biran (Tel Aviv University), John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology), Helmut Hofer (Courant Institute), Dusa McDuff *(Barnard College), Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University),

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This workshop will focus on recent progress in central problems in symplectic and contact topology and Hamiltonian dynamics such as rigidity of Lagrangian submanifolds, algebra/topology/geometry of symplectomorphism and contactomorphism groups, exotic symplectic and contact structures, and existence of periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems and Reeb flows. It will explain applications of the "large machines" such as Floer Theory, Symplectic Field Theory and Fukaya categories, showing where these machines do not yet provide satisfactory answers. Special attention will also be paid to articulating new problems and directions, as well as to explaining interactions between symplectic and contact topology and other fields. Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is March 5, 2010. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: MSRISYMPLECTICMSRISY. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "123MSRI" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is February 23, 2010. The rate is $110 per night plus tax. New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you! MSRI’s preferred rate is $131. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, click on "Corporate Rates" in the reservation screen and type the code msri10. If you are interested in finding participants to share a hotel room with please visit Hotel Sharing . You will need to create an account (this will only take a few minutes). After log in please go to the "Main Forum" to view the "Hotel Sharing" thread.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

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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Schedule, Notes/Handouts & Videos
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Mar 22, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  Arnold's chord conjecture in dimension 3
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
  Symplectic Homogenization
Claude Viterbo (École Normale Supérieure)
01:20 PM - 02:10 PM
  Enumerative invariants and Lagrangian cobordism
Octav Cornea (Université de Montréal)
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  Monotone Lagrangian tori in CP^n and products of spheres
Felix Schlenk
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  Framed bordism and Lagrangian embeddings of exotic spheres
Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
Mar 23, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  Contact structures and sutured floer homology
Gordana Matic (University of Georgia)
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
  Application of generating functions to contact rigidity phenomena in R^2n x S1
Sheila Sandon
01:20 PM - 02:10 PM
  Symplectic circle actions with minimal fixed points
Susan Tolman
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  Microlocal condition for non-displaceability
Dmitry Tamarkin
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  Homological Lagrangian Monodromy
François Lalonde
Mar 24, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Weinstein's conjecture on symplectically fillable contact manifolds
Yong-Geun Oh (Institute for basic science)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Floer homology on the universal cover and lagangion embeddings
Mihai Damian
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Embeddings of ellipsoids
Richard Hind
Mar 25, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  HF-hat = EC-hat via open book decompositions
Ko Honda
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
  Some observations about the size of tubular neighborhoods in contact geometry
Klaus Niederkruger
01:20 PM - 02:10 PM
  Filtered Floer theory and Hamiltonian dynamics
Michael Usher
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  On Rabinowitz Floer homology
Urs Frauenfelder
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  Convexity package for momentum maps on contact manifolds
Yael Karshon
Mar 26, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:20 AM
  Spectral invariants in Rabinowitz Floer homology and applications
Peter Albers
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM
  Contact and Lagrangian Floer homologies of toric manifolds
Miguel Abreu
01:20 PM - 02:20 PM
  Open books and fiber sums, SFT and ECH: a plethora of obstructions to symplectic filling
Chris Wendl
02:20 PM - 03:10 PM
  Enhanced intersection numbers
Paul Seidel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)