JDG 2011

Eighth Conference on Geometry and Topology

April 29

- May 1

Harvard University

Registration (now closed)

Banquet: Yes:


[PDF] Agenda
Friday, April 29, 2011      Science Center Lecture Hall C

 2:00-3:00     Blaine Lawson       The Dirichlet problem in geometry
 3:10-4:10     David Gabai         On the topology of ending lamination space
 4:20-5:20     Mu-Tao Wang         Mean curvature flows and isotopy problems

Saturday, April 30, 2011     Science Center Lecture Hall B

 8:45- 9:45    William Minicozzi   Singularities and dynamics of mean curvature flow
 9:55-10:55    Curtis McMullen     Dynamics on Riemann surfaces and the geometry of moduli space
11:05-12:05    Steve Zelditch      Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian and nodal sets 
12:10- 1:10    Helmut Hofer        Symplectic dynamics

                1:10- 2:10    LUNCH

 2:15-3:15     Richard Hamilton     Ricci Flow
 3:25-4:25     Mark Gross           Theta functions for K3 surfaces
 4:35-5:35     Conan Leung          SYZ mirror transformation for toric manifolds
 5:45-6:45     Simon Brendle        Existence results for minimal Lagrangian graphs

                7:30 pm Banquet at Royal East Restaurant

Sunday, May 1, 2011, Science Center Lecture Hall B

 8:45-9:45     Kevin Costello       Mirror symmetry at higher genus
 9:55-10:55    James McKernan       Which powers of a holomorphic function are integrable?
11:05-12:05    Cliff Taubes         Equivalence between 3-dimensional Floer homologies

                12:05-1:30    LUNCH

 1:35-2:35     Peter Kronheimer     Khovanov homology and other unknot-detectors
 2:45-3:45     Cumrun Vafa          Quivers, Clusters, and BPS Character


There will be a banquet at the Royal East Restaurant at 792 Main Street, Cambridge MA 02139, on Saturday, April 30.

Support and Information

We will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover some travel costs. Graduate students, recent PhD's, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Graduate students should ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation letter for them and send to Maureen via email at maureen@math.harvard.edu.

Also for other information, contact Maureen Armstrong at maureen@math.harvard.edu.


Poster and Agenda

Accommodation information:

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
1657 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 617.868.7082 or 877.994.0844, (5-10 minute walk to Harvard University)
Best Western Hotel Tria
220 Alewife Brook Parkway Cambridge, 617.491.8000 or 866.333.TRIA, Fresh Pond/Alewife area (shuttle bus, T), group rate $135.96 code: Conference on Geometry and Topology Rate
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center, Cambridge (Kendall Square), T-accessible 617.494.6600
A Cambridge House
2218 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617.491.6300 or 800.232.9989, (Porter Square T/77 bus)
Courtyard Boston Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 617.492.7777, (free shuttle)
Days Inn
1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston 617.254.1234
Friendly Inn at Harvard Square
1673 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617.547.7851, (5-10 minute walk to Harvard University)
  Gateway Inn
211 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, MA 02140, (free parking, free shuttle bus to Alewife T station)
Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, 617.864.5200, (5 minute walk)
Hyatt Regency
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, 617.492.1234, (free shuttle bus)
The Inn at Harvard
1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617.491.2222 or 800.458.5886, (5 minute walk)
Irving House
24 Irving Street, Cambridge MA 02138, 617.547.4600 or 877.547.4600.
Mary Prentiss Inn
Six Prentiss Street, Cambridge, 617.661.2929, (10 minute walk)
Sheraton Commander
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, 617.547.4800 or 888.627.7121, (5 minute walk)