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Summer Graduate Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology August 03, 2009 - August 14, 2009
Parent Program: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
Organizers John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dusa McDuff* (Barnard College, Columbia University) and Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr College).
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Description List of lecturers:

Margaret Symington (Mercer University)
John Etnyre (Georgia Tech)
Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)
Ely Kerman (UIUC)
Dusa McDuff (Columbia)
Lenny Ng (Duke)

The first week of the workshop will focus on:
Introduction to Symplectic Geometry
Introduction to Contact Geometry
Introduction to Holomorphic Curves
Week 1 Schedule
Lectures 1-5 Syllabi
Exercises for Lecture 1
Exercises for Lecture 2

The second week of the workshop will focus on:
Applications of pseudo-holomorphic curves
4-dimensional symplectic geometry
Contact geometry and 3-d topology
Week 2 Schedule
Dr. Ely Kerman Lecture 1 (PDF 394KB)
Dr. Ely Kerman Lecture 2 (PDF 410KB)
Dr. Ely Kerman Exercise (PDF 45KB)
Bibliography (PDF 7KB)
Lenny Ng Exercise (PDF 60KB)
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
Schedule
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Aug 03, 2009
Monday
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic Geometry and Topology - Symington I
Margaret Symington
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic Geometry and Topology - Symington I I
Margaret Symington
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology -Etnyre I
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Aug 04, 2009
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology -Etnyre II
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic Geometry and Topology - Symington III
Margaret Symington
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Wehrheim I
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Aug 05, 2009
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology -Etnyre III
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic Geometry and Topology - Symington IV
Margaret Symington
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Wehrheim II
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Aug 06, 2009
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology -Etnyre IV
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic Geometry and Topology - Symington V
Margaret Symington
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Wehrheim III
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Aug 07, 2009
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology -Etnyre V
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Wehrheim IV
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Wehrheim V
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Aug 10, 2009
Monday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - McDuff I
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Ng I
Lenhard Ng
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Kerman I
Ely Kerman
Aug 11, 2009
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - McDuff II
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Ng II
Lenhard Ng
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Kerman II
Ely Kerman
Aug 12, 2009
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - McDuff III
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Ng III
Lenhard Ng
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Kerman III
Ely Kerman
Aug 13, 2009
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - McDuff IV
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Ng IV
Lenhard Ng
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Kerman IV
Ely Kerman
Aug 14, 2009
Friday
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Introduction to Symplectic & Contact Geometry & Topology - Ionel
Eleny-Nicoleta Ionel (Stanford University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Explorations in Symplectic Topology via Generating Families
Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr College)
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Further directions and open problems
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)