December 19, 2018

Weekend Symposium on Analysis and Geometry: March 9 and 10

Organizing Committee
Hans Boden and Walter Craig (McMaster University)
Supported in part by the Fields Institute, the Canada Research Chairs Program and the NSERC.

The Fields Institute is hosting a weekend symposium on the dates of March 9 and 10, 2002, which will be focused on analytic and geometrical issues in gauge theory. In the recent past, gauge theory has had an enormous impact on our understanding of low-dimensional topology. These breakthroughs were made possible through advances in understanding of the geometry and topology of moduli spaces, namely by developing a deeper understanding of the solution sets to certain partial differential equations. This weekend symposium will be a forum for current research in gauge theory. There will be approximately 8-10 talks over the weekend, taking place on Saturday and Sunday morning.

The list speakers is:
Steven Bradlow, University of Illinois UC
George Daskalopoulos, Brown University
Lisa Jeffrey, University of Toronto
Sheldon Katz, University of Illinois UC
Liviu Nicolaescu, Notre Dame University
Jonathan Weitsman, UC Santa Cruz
Richard Wentworth, Johns Hopkins University

Confirmed Schedule
Saturday March 9, 2002
9:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 11:00

Liviu Nicolaescu
Seiberg-Witten invariants and isolated surface singularities
11:15 - 12:15

George Daskalopoulos
Some partial generalizations of Atiyah-Bott for Yang-Mills connections in higher dimensions
12:15 - 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 - 3:00

Steve Bradlow
Gauge theory moduli spaces and fundamental group representations
3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Tea
3:30 - 4:30

Lisa Jefferey
Intersection pairings on singular quotients
Sunday March 10, 2002
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:30 Jonathan Weitsman
The topology of Hamiltonian Loop group spaces
11:30 - 12:30 Richard Wentworth
Classification of Weil-Petersson Isometries
Free afternoon

For further information please contact Program Coordinator at gensci(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE) or the organizing committee Hans Boden or Walter Craig