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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)

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)