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Connections for Women: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology August 14, 2009 - August 15, 2009
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2009 over 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: May 14, 2009 over 10 years ago
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Organizers Eleny Ionel (Stanford University), Dusa McDuff* (Barnard College, Columbia University).
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This will form a bridge between the graduate student workshop which will just be ending and the Introductory workshop. After some elementary talks describing some of the main questions in the field, there will be an extended discussion session intended to explain basic concepts to those unfamiliar with the area. There will also be an opportunity for young researchers in the field to present their work, and an evening social event. 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 July 30, 2009. 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: 0908MSRICO. The cut-off date for reservations is July 31, 2009. We also hold a block of rooms at the Doubletree Hotel. Please mention the MSRI as a reference when making reservations by calling 510-548-7920. The Doubletree Hotel offers complementary shuttle to and from MSRI. The room rate is $99 per night. New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you as well! Click here to book online Or, you can make reservations calling the main line, 510-845-7300, and asking for the rate for Connections for Women: SCGT/ Intro to SCGT. The room rate is $119 per night plus tax.
Keywords and Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)
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Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
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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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Aug 14, 2009
Friday
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Quilted disks, multiplihedra, and $$A_\infty$$ functors
Sikimeti Ma'u (Mathematical Sciences Publishers)
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  Monotone Lagrangian embeddings into cotangent bundles
Agnès Gadbled (Université de Grenoble I (Joseph Fourier))
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Contact invariant in Sutured Floer Homology
Gordana Matic (University of Georgia)
Aug 15, 2009
Saturday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Symplectic circle actions with minimal fixed sets
Susan Tolman
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Homoclinic points and Floer homology
Sonja Hohloch
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  Contact Non-Squeezing via Generating Functions
Sheila Sandon
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Topology of symplectomorphism groups
Olguta Buse
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  The self-linking number in annulus open book decompositions
Elena Pavelescu