
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

February 19, 2018  
Symplectic and Contact Topology, Quantum Cohomology,
Symplectic Field Theory and HigherDimensional Gauge Theory

Monday, March 26



10:0011:30  Registration and Breakfast 
11:3012:30  D. Fuchs, University of California,
Davis Invariants of Legendrian mirror torus knots 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  K. Ono, Hokkaido University Lagrangian intersection Floer theory and deformation of Langrangian submanifolds 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  S. Merkulov, University of Glasgow Extended Kaehler cone 
Tuesday, March 27  
09:3010:00  Breakfast 
10:0011:00 
T. Parker, Michigan State University 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  K. Behrend, University
of B.C. Differential graded schemes 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  M. Hutchings, Stanford University Periodic Floer homology 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  Y. Chekanov, Moscow Centre for
Continuous Math Education Proof of Arnold's fourcusp conjecture 
5:307:30  Cocktail reception  Fields Atrium 
Wednesday, March 28  
09:3010:00  Breakfast 
1:302:30  E. Ionel, University
of Wisconsin, Madison Applications of the symplectic sum formula for GW invariants 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  S. Akbulut, Michigan
State University Lefschetz fibrations on compact Stein surfaces 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
Thursday, March 29  
09:3010:00  Breakfast 
10:0011:00  M. Entov, Weizmann Institute of
Science Symplectic topology and geometry of conjugacy classes in Lie groups 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  E. Getzler, Northwestern University The Toda conjecture for the GromovWitten invariants of CP^1 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  I. Smith, Mathematical Institute
and New College, Oxford Serre duality for symplectic surfaces 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  V. Pidstrigach,
GeorgAugustUniversitaet Goettingen Symplectomorphisms of the complex plane and instantons 
Friday, March 30  
09:3010:00  Breakfast 
10:0011:00  D. Salamon, ETH Zurich Gromov invariants, Hamiltonian group actions, and adiabatic limits 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  S. Tolman, University of Illinois
at UrbanaChampaign Gromov width of Grassmannians 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  J. Li, Stanford University Algebraic construction of relative GW invariants and related topics 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  B. Kim, Pohang University of Science
and Technology, S. Korea Two definitions of virtual fundamental classes of genus 0 for convex zero loci 
Monday, April 2  

09:0010:00  Registration 
10:0011:00  P. Biran, Tel Aviv University Floer Homology and Algebraic Degenerations 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  K. Fukaya, Kyoto University Homotopical algebra, Floer homology and Mirror symmetry 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  M. Abreu, The Fields Institute and
Institute Superior Tecnico, Lisbon Kahler metrics on toric orbifolds 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  YG. Oh,
University of Wisconsin, Madison Floer theory, a new invariant norm and length minimizing property of geodesics on the Hamiltonian diffeomorphism group 
Tuesday, April 3  
10:0011:00  L. Polterovich, Tel Aviv University Growth of maps, dynamics and symplectic topology 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  Y. Eliashberg, Stanford University Geometry of contact domains and transformations 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  F. Bourgeois, Stanford University A MorseBott approach to contact homology 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  O. Cornea, Universite de Lille 1 Hopf invariants and periodic orbits of hamiltonian flows on noncompact hypersurfaces 
5:307:30  Cocktail reception 
Wednesday, April 4  
10:002:30  No morning talks 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  D. McDuff, SUNY at Stony
Brook Geometric variants of the Hofer norm 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  V. Apostolov, Université du Québec
à Montréal The curvature and the integrability of almost Kahler manifolds 
Thursday, April 5  
10:0011:00  M. Verbitsky, Moscow Centre for
Continuous Mathematical Education Deformation of noncompact holomorphic symplectic manifolds 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  Y. Rudyak, University
of Heidelberg On LusternikSchnirelmann category and the Arnold conjecture 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  W. Li, Oklahoma State
University Symplectic Floer cohomology and semiinfinite cohomology 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  D. Kotschick, Harvard University Bounded cohomology of mapping class groups 
Friday, April 6  
10:0011:00  D. Auroux, Ecole Polytechnique,
Palaiseau Projective maps and invariants of symplectic manifolds 
11:0011:30  Coffee break 
11:3012:30  Talk  TBA 
12:302:30  Lunch 
2:303:00  Tea time 
3:004:00  P. Pushkar, University of Toronto Morse theory of generating families and invariants of Legendrian knots 
4:004:30  Coffee break 
4:305:30  J.C. Sikorav, École Normale Superieure de
Lyon Dual elliptic structures on CP^2 