Holomorphic curves and applications to enumerative geometry, symplectic and contact topology
October 26-November 2, 2012, Institut de Recherche de Mathématique Avancée, Strasbourg
Aims and Scopes
The master classes are aimed at introducing undergraduate students to current research area in mathematics.
The program is oriented to students that start or finish their master degree. This session is centered on Gromov's
pseudo-holomorphic techniques and their applications. These techniques are central in many fields : symplectic and
contact topolgy, algebraic geometry, low-dimensional topology ..., yet accessible to students with a good background.
The lectures will be given by specialists in the field. The prerequisite is a good knowledge of the Licence/Bachelor curriculum, especially in differential geometry.
Chris Wendl : Pseudo-holomorphic curves in symplectic and contact topology. Lecture Notes are now available.
J.-Y. Welschinger : Real and open Gromov-Witten invariants.
E. Opshtein : Some topological problems in symplectic geometry.
In addition, pre-courses will be organised previous to the main lectures, and independent
talks in the subject will be held during the week. More details ...
IRMA's building is located in the main campus of Strasbourg University (see the map and the map) . The master classes will be held in the conference room of this building.
Financial support for undergraduate students will be available. We should be able to cover the accomodation expenses for junior participants, and maybe a limited number of travel expenses. We encourage all participants to seek financial support for travel from their home institutions. The registrations
will open soon.