Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Symplectic geometry and topology

Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016

ICMS, 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Kedra, Jarek University of Aberdeen & University of Szczecin
Ranicki, Andrew University of Edinburgh
Schlenk, Felix Université de Neuchâtel

 

Symplectic topology is a rapidly developing branch of mathematics, which originated as a geometric tool for understanding qualitative problems of classical mechanics and geometric optics. Symplectic manifolds represent the phase spaces of mechanical systems, and their morphisms play the role of admissible motions. Gromov understood that holomorphic curves can be used to study symplectic manifolds and Hamiltonian systems. The meeting will create new communications and collaborations between symplectic topologists with different background. The conference is in honour of Dusa McDuff's 70th birthday.


Symplectic topology has become so vast a field that this workshop will focus on the following four core topics:

  •  holomorphic curves

  •  groups of symplectic diffeomorphisms

  •  symplectic packings

  •  symplectic structures


The objective is to bring together specialists in symplectic topology to discuss the recent progress in the field, and in particular on the above core topics. Symplectic topology and its applications are so rapidly growing that workshops are very important. Even in the above core topics progress is so fast that it is crucial for both experienced and young researchers to meet often. The meeting will also be helpful to introduce young researchers from UK to this active and important area of contemporary mathematics. All participants will benefit from the opportunity to learn the new results in the four fields of symplectic topology that will be covered in this workshop.

Photographs of delegates at workshop.

These are available to download via our Flickr account

Symplectic geometry and topology workshop group photo

Arrangements

The workshop will begin with registration at 09:00 on the morning of Monday 25 July and close at 15.25 on Friday 29 July 2016 (please note this is later than originally advised in original invitations).   Please take these timings into account when booking your travel. 

Participation 

Participation is by invite only. Invited delegates were sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers, in April 2016.

Venue and Talks

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.    The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer.   Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings. 

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Travel

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue. 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge.  The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.

Accommodation 

ICMS will organise accommodation for participants.

Catering

The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a public lecture on the Wednesday evening and a workshop dinner on the Thursday evening. 

Wireless Access

Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.  

Registration Fee

A 100.00 GBP registration fee is payable.

Programme

This is a provisional programme and may be subject to alteration.

Download the pdf of the workshop abstracts 

Monday 25 July 2016 

09:00-10:00

Registration & coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

10:00-10:50

Urs Frauenfelder (Augsburg University)
A convex embedding of the rotating Kepler problem

11:00-11:50

Sheel Ganatra (Stanford University)
Automatically generating Fukaya categories

12:00-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:40

Strom Borman (Stanford University)
Quantum cohomology via symplectic cohomology

14:45-15:25

Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner (Harvard University)
Symplectic embeddings of products

15:30-16:10

Basak Gurel (University of Central Florida)
Non-contractible periodic orbits in Hamiltonian dynamics on closed symplectic manifolds

16:15-16:55

Richard Hind (University of Notre Dame)
Embeddings of Lagrangian tori

17:00-18:30

Informal wine reception in Chapterhouse, Level 1

 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

09:00-09:50

Viktor Ginzburg (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Lusternik-Schnirelmann theory and closed Reeb orbits

10:00-10:50

Mark McLean  (Stony Brook University)
The cohomological McKay correspondence and symplectic cohomology

11:00-11:30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:30-12:20

Miguel Abreu (Instituto Superior Técnico)
On the mean Euler characteristic of toric contact manifolds
pdf of presentation

12:30-14:00

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:40

Ely Kerman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Hamiltonian Floer theory and a theorem of Ekeland and Lasry

14:45-15:25

Sheila Sandon (IRMA - Université de Strasbourg)
Floer homology for translated points

15:30-16:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

16:00-16:40

Renato Vianna (University of Cambridge)
Infinitely many monotone Lagrangian on Del Pezzo surfaces
pdf of presentation

16:50-17:30

Eleny Ionel (Stanford University)
The Gopakumar-Vafa conjecture for symplectic manifolds
pdf of presentation 


Wednesday 27 July 2016

09:00-09:50

Mohammed Abouzaid (Columbia University)
Lagrangian surgery and higher flux

10:00-10:50

Joanna Nelson (IAS and Columbia University)
An integral lift of cylindrical contact homology 

11:00-11:30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:30-12:20

Lev Buhovski (Tel Aviv University)
C^0 Hamiltonian dynamics and the Arnold conjecture 

12:20-12:25

Group photograph to be taken at the front entrance

12:25-14:00 

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1  

14:00-14:40

Nena Roettgen (University of Münster)
Reeb traps and Hamiltonian plugs abstract 

14:45-15:25

Vinicius Gripp Ramos (Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada)
Embeddings of the Lagragian bidisk

18:00-19:00
doors open 17:30

Public lecture by John Milnor (Stony Brook University)
Real and complex cubic curves

View video of this lecture

Followed by informal wine reception in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 (19:00-20:00)

 

Thursday 28 July 2016

09:00-09:50

Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh)
The non-existent complex 6-sphere

10:00-10:50

Yasha Savelyev (University of Colima)
Gromov-Witten theory of a locally conformally symplectic manifold and existence of Reeb orbits in a homotopy class 

10:50-11:30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:30-12:20

Georgios Dimitroglou Rizell (University of Cambridge)
Classification results for two-dimensional Lagrangian tori 

12:30-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:40

Jonny Evans (University College London)
Symplectic embeddings and Markov numbers

14:45-15:25

Yael Karshon (University of Toronto)
The Morse-Bott-Kirwan condition is local

15:30-16:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

16:00-16:40

Weiyi Zhang (University of Warwick)
J-holomorphic subvarieties

16:50-17:30

Kai Zehmisch (University of Münster)
Diffeomorphism type of symplectically aspherical fillings

19:00

Workshop dinner in the St Trinnean's Room, St Leonard's Hall, Pollock Halls 

 

Friday 29 July 2016

09:00-09:50

Kei Irie (RIMS, Kyoto University)
A C^∞ closing  lemma for three-dimensional Reeb flows via ECH 

10:00-10:50

Susan Tolman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Non-Hamiltonian symplectic circle actions with isolated fixed points

11:00-11:30

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:30-12:20

Ivan Smith (University of Cambridge)
Whitney sphere links

12:20-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00

Close of workshop

Download the pdf of the workshop abstracts  

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Abouzaid, Mohammed
Lagrangian surgery and higher flux
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Abreu, Miguel
On the mean Euler characteristic of toric contact manifolds
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Atiyah, Sir Michael
The non-existent complex 6-sphere
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Borman, Strom
Quantum cohomology via symplectic cohomology
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Buhovski, Lev
C^0 Hamiltonian dynamics and the Arnold conjecture
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Cristofaro-Gardiner, Dan
Symplectic embeddings of products
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Dimitroglou Rizell, Georgios
Classification results for two-dimensional Lagrangian tori
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Evans, Jonny
Symplectic embeddings and Markov numbers
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Frauenfelder, Urs
A convex embedding of the rotating Kepler problem
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Ganatra, Sheel
Automatically generating Fukaya categories
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Ginzburg, Viktor
Lusternik-Schnirelmann theory and closed Reeb orbits
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Gripp Ramos, Vinicius
Embeddings of the Lagragian bidisk
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Gurel, Basak
Non-contractible periodic orbits in Hamiltonian dynamics on closed symplectic manifolds
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Hind, Richard
Embeddings of Lagrangian tori
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Ionel, Eleny
The Gopakumar-Vafa conjecture for symplectic manifolds
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Irie, Kei
A C^∞ closing lemma for three-dimensional Reeb flows via ECH
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Karshon, Yael
The Morse-Bott-Kirwan condition is local
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Kerman, Ely
Hamiltonian Floer theory and a theorem of Ekeland and Lasry
View Abstract Down
McLean, Mark
The cohomological McKay correspondence and symplectic cohomology.
View Abstract Down
Nelson, Joanna
An integral lift of cylindrical contact homology
View Abstract Down
Roettgen, Nena
Reeb traps and Hamiltonian plugs abstract
View Abstract Down
Sandon, Sheila
Floer homology for translated points
View Abstract Down
Savelyev, Yasha
Gromov-Witten theory of a locally conformally symplectic manifold and existence of Reeb orbits in a homotopy class.
View Abstract Down
Smith, Ivan
Whitney sphere links
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Tolman, Susan
Non-Hamiltonian symplectic circle actions with isolated fixed points
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Vianna, Renato
Infinitely many monotone Lagrangian on Del Pezzo surfaces
View Abstract Down
Zehmisch, Kai
Diffeomorphism type of symplectically aspherical fillings
View Abstract Down
Zhang, Weiyi
J-holomorphic subvarieties
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Participants

Name Institution
Abouzaid, Mohammed Columbia University
Abreu, Miguel Instituto Superior Técnico
Anjos, Silvia Instituto Superior Técnico
Atiyah, Sir Michael University of Edinburgh
Borman, Strom Stanford University
Buhovski, Lev Tel Aviv University
Buse, Olga Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Cristofaro-Gardiner, Dan Harvard University
Dahinden, Lucas University of Neuchatel
Dimitroglou Rizell, Georgios University of Cambridge
Eliashberg, Yasha Stanford University
Espina, Jacqui University College London
Evans, Jonny University College London
Frauenfelder, Urs Augsburg University
Gal, Swiatoslaw Uniwersytet Wrocławski
Ganatra, Sheel Stanford University
Ginzburg, Viktor University of California, Santa Cruz
Gripp Ramos, Vinicius Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
Gurel, Basak University of Central Florida
Haug, Carsten University of Neuchatel
Hensel, Felix ETH Zürich
Hind, Richard University of Notre Dame
Hutchings, Michael University of California at Berkeley
Ionel, Eleny Stanford University
Irie, Kei RIMS, Kyoto University
Karabas, Dogancan King's College London
Karshon, Yael University of Toronto
Keating, Ailsa Columbia University & University of Cambridge
Kedra, Jarek University of Aberdeen & University of Szczecin
Kerman, Ely University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maw, Emily University College London
McDuff, Dusa Barnard College, Columbia University
McLean, Mark Stony Brook University
Milnor, John Stony Brook University
Mohnke, Klaus Humboldt-Universität
Nelson, Joanna IAS and Columbia University
Pardon, John Stanford University
Ranicki, Andrew University of Edinburgh
Roettgen, Nena University of Munster
Sandon, Sheila IRMA - Université de Strasbourg
Savelyev, Yasha University of Colima
Schlenk, Felix Université de Neuchâtel
Schmäschke, Felix MPI Leipzig
Sierra del Rio, Ismael University of Cambridge
Singer, Berit ETH Zurich
Smith, Ivan University of Cambridge
Smith, Jack University of Cambridge
Tolman, Susan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tonkonog, Dmitry University of Cambridge
Trautwein, Samuel ETH Zürich
Vaugon, Anne Universite Paris Sud
Vianna, Renato University of Cambridge
Zehmisch, Kai University of Münster
Zhang, Weiyi University of Warwick
Zhao, Lei Nankai University/Universität Augsburg