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Low Dimensional Topology August 11, 2008 - August 15, 2008

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Aug 11, 2008
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
 
Michael Freedman (University of California)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Towards Quantum Characteristic Classes
Michael Freedman (University of California)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Twisted Alexander Polynomials and Fibrations of 3-manifolds
Stefano Vidussi
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  4-manifolds, Big and Small
Ronald Stern (University of California, Irvine)
Aug 12, 2008
Tuesday
09:30 AM - 10:40 AM
  Knot Homologies via Instanton Counting
Sergei Gukov (California Institute of Technology)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Projectivization, W-Knots, Kashiwara-Vergne and Alekseev-Torossian
Dror Bar-Natan
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Broken Lefschetz fibrations on smooth 4-manifolds
Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley)
Aug 13, 2008
Wednesday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Contact structures, Heegaard Floer homology and triangulated categories
Ko Honda
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Unified Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of rational homology 3-spheres
Anna Beliakova
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  The origin of the calculus (not Newton's)
Robion Kirby (UC Berkeley Math Faculty)
Aug 14, 2008
Thursday
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Categorification of quantum groups
Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Sutured Floer homology and Seifert surfaces
Andras Juhasz
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Heegaard Floer homology
Peter Ozsvath
Aug 15, 2008
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  4-manifolds and the A-B slice problem
Slava Krushkal
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
  Knot Concordance and Higher-Order Blanchfield Duality
Constance Leidy
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  The Seiberg-Witten equations and dynamics of vector fields in dimension 3
Clifford Taubes (Harvard University)