Topology and Symplectic Geometry

Special Session of the AMS Western Section Meeting

UCLA, October 9-10, 2010



Organizers: Robert Brown (UCLA), Ciprian Manolescu (UCLA), Stefano Vidussi (UC Riverside).

Information about accomodation, travel, etc.

The talks will take place in the Math Sciences Building, in room 5117. For directions, see the interactive campus map.

Schedule of Talks:

Saturday October 9

Morning:

8:00-8:50am: Denis Auroux (UC Berkeley): Fukaya categories of symmetric products and bordered Heegaard-Floer homology
9:00-9:50am: Andrew Cotton-Clay (Harvard): Holomorphic Pairs of Pants in Mapping Tori
10:00-10:50am: Chris Woodward (Rutgers): Gauged Lagrangian Floer theory

Afternoon:

3:00-3:50pm: Cagatay Kutluhan (Columbia): Heegaard Floer homology and Seiberg-Witten Floer homology
4:00-4:25pm: Eamonn Tweedy (UCLA): On the anti-diagonal filtration for the Heegaard Floer chain complex of a branched double-cover
4:30-4:55pm: Tye Lidman (UCLA): Heegaard Floer Homology and Triple Cup Products
5:00-5:25pm: Weiyi Zhang (Michigan): Nakai-Moishezon Theorem and Donaldson's question for almost complex structures on rational surfaces

6:15-7:15pm: AMS Einstein Public Lecture by Terence Tao (UCLA) on The cosmic distance ladder, in Schoenberg Hall.

Sunday October 10

Morning:

8:00-8:50am: Mohammed Abouzaid (MIT / Clay): Homotopy equivalence of nearby Lagrangians
9:00-9:50am: Tian-Jun Li (Minnesota): Lagrangian spheres, symplectic surfaces and symplectic mapping class groups
10:00-10:50am: Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford): Product formula for symplectic homology via Legendrian surgery

Afternoon:

3:00-3:50pm: Michael Usher (Georgia): Deformations in Hamiltonian Floer theory and in Morse theory
4:00-4:50pm: John Etnyre (Georgia Tech): Non-loose Legendrian and transverse knots
5:00-5:50pm: Lenny Ng (Duke): Knot contact homology and transverse knots
6:00-6:25pm: Jason McGibbon (U Mass Amherst): Monodromy invariants in the space of knots