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Introductory Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology August 17, 2009 - August 21, 2009

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Aug 17, 2009
Monday
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Historical overview, motivating problems and basic background
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Basic background, ctd
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
  Floer Homology
Peter Albers
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Lagrangian Floer Homology
Sikimeti Ma'u
Aug 18, 2009
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Obstruction in Lagrangian Floer Theory
Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Symplectic Homology
Mark McLean
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Algebraic formalism of Symplectic Field Theory (SFT)
Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University)
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Analytic foundations of SFT
Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
Aug 19, 2009
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Open book decompositions and the Giroux correspondence
John Etnyre (Georgia Institute of Technology)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Lefschetz fibrations and 4-manifolds
Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley)
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Algebraic formalism of SFT ctd
Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University)
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Analytic foundations of SFT ctd
Helmut Hofer (Institute for Advanced Study)
Aug 20, 2009
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  Convex surfaces and classification of contact structures
Ko Honda
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Analytic foundations: polyfold structures for holomorphic disks
Katrin Wehrheim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  Knot homology
Lenhard Ng
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Wide - narrow dichotomy for Lagrangians submanifolds
Octav Cornea
Aug 21, 2009
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Integrable systems of SFT
Paolo Rossi
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
  High dimensional Lefschetz fibrations and Floer homology
Maksim Maydanskiy
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  Problem session
Lisa Traynor (Bryn Mawr College)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Quasi-states and quasi-morphisms in symplectic topology
Michael Entov
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Periodic orbits in Hamiltonian dynamics
Victor Ginzburg (University of Chicago)