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Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in interaction with Algebra, Analysis and Topology May 04, 2010 - May 07, 2010
Registration Deadline: May 07, 2010 over 4 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 04, 2010 almost 5 years ago
Parent Program: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology
Organizers Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University), Alvaro Pelayo* (University of California, Berkeley), Steve Zelditch (Northwestern University), Maciej Zworski (University of California, Berkeley)
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The first week of May 2010 coincides with the first year anniversary of Alan Weinstein's retirement from UC Berkeley; Weinstein has been one of the most influential figures in symplectic geometry, Poisson geometry and analysis in the past forty years. Weinstein's fundamental work inspired many others and led to the development of central concepts in symplectic and Poisson geometry, as well as to the establishment of symplectic geometry as an independent discipline within mathematics. This conference will be a forum to celebrate Weinstein's fundamental contributions to geometry and mathematics at large. Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in interaction with Algebra, Analysis and Topology For more information please send an email to apelayo@math.berkeley.edu or with the subject "Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in interaction with Algebra, Analysis and Topology". Photograph by Basil Glew-Galloway


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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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May 04, 2010
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
  Zoll-type phenomena in spectral theory
Victor Guillemin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
11:15 AM - 12:20 PM
  Boundary and Conjugacy Rigidity
Chris Croke
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  Another point of view on affine connections
Mélanie Bertelson
03:20 PM - 04:10 PM
  Conn's linearization theorem
Marius Crainic
04:25 PM - 05:15 PM
  Contact structures and the topology of 3-manifolds
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)
May 05, 2010
Wednesday
09:10 AM - 10:00 AM
  Geometric aspects of the positivity of energy in quantum field theory
Graeme Segal (University of Oxford)
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
  Symplectic and spectral theory of semitoric integrable systems
San Vu-Ngoc
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  The Weinstein-Moser theorem and the motion of a change in a magnetic field
Victor Ginzburg (University of Chicago)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  On a Poisson structure on conjugacy classes
Jiang-Hua Lu
03:20 PM - 04:10 PM
  Compatible structures and Dirac pairs
Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach
04:25 PM - 05:15 PM
  Experimental evidence for the occurrence of E_8 in nature and the radii of the Gosset circles
Bertram Kostant
May 06, 2010
Thursday
09:10 AM - 10:00 AM
  Spectral invariants and Lagrangian intersection: open-closed Floer theory
Yong-Geun Oh
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
  Poisson Geometry in Control, Optimization, and Imaging
Tudor Ratiu
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  Characteristic classes and Courant algebroids
Ping Xu
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  On Hamiltonian structure of gauge theories
Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California, Berkeley)
May 07, 2010
Friday
09:10 AM - 10:00 AM
  B-fields, quantization and Morita equivalence
Henrique Bursztyn
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM
  Spectra for non-selfadjoint operators in two dimensions
Michael Hitrik
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  Supergravity and gerbes on superspace
Ezra Getzler (Northwestern University)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  Quantization of Hamiltonian isotopies and applications to symplectic topology
Pierre Schapira