JDG 2014

Conference on Geometry and Topology

September 13

- September 14

Harvard University

(This conference is co-sponsored by Lehigh University and partially supported by NSF)

Registration (for 2014) closed now

Banquet: Yes:


Saturday, September 13, 2014      Science Center Lecture Hall B   

 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Camillo de Lellis  The regularity theory of area-minimizing surfaces in higher codimension [Youtube]
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Simon Donaldson    Stability, Kahler-Einstein metrics and algebraic structures on limit spaces
11:30 AM-12:30 PM William Meeks      Recent progress in the theory of constant mean curvature surfaces [Youtube]
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM Lunch
 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Nigel Hitchin      Higgs bundles and diffeomorphism groups [Youtube]
 3:15 PM- 4:15 PM Fernando Codá Marques Existence of infinitely many minimal hypersurfaces 
                                               in positive Ricci curvature [Youtube]
 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM Richard Thomas     The Katz-Klemm-Vafa formula [Youtube]

Sunday, September 14, 2014        Science Center Lecture Hall B 

 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Claire Voisin      Some new results on modified diagonals [Youtube]
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Mu-Tao Wang        Energy, momentum, and center of mass in general relativity [Youtube]
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Curtis McMullen    The Gauss-Bonnet theorem for cone manifolds and volumes of moduli spaces [Youtube]


There will be a banquet at the Royal East Restaurant at 792 Main Street, Cambridge MA 02139, on Saturday, September 13

Support and Information

The conference is co-sponsored by Lehigh University and Harvard University. Partial support is provided by the National Science Foundation.
We will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover some travel costs. Graduate students, recent PhDs, 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. Other applicants should send a copy of their CV to Maureen. Applications received by August 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.
Also for other information, contact Maureen Armstrong at maureen@math.harvard.edu.

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), 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)
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)
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)
Days Inn
1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston 617.254.1234