Gone Fishing

This is the fourth meeting of the annual Gone Fishing event in North America, for presentation and discussion of  new ideas and results in Poisson geometry. Please contact the local organizers to indicate your interest in attending, and to offer to give a (30 minute) talk. The deadline for participants to let us know they wish to speak is September 15th.


The meeting itself will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 and the morning of the  9th, possibly extended into the afternoon if there are enough speakers.   In addition, on Friday the 7th at 3:10 PM, there will be a lecture by Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach on Siméon-Denis Poisson.


Evans Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

Speakers & Schedule of Talks:

Henrique Bursztyn
Ivan Contreras
Rui Loja Fernandes
Michael Gekhtman
Henry Jacobs
Songhao Li
Yi Lin
Rajan Mehta
Eckhard Meinrenken
Markus Pflaum
Yanli Song
Mathieu Stienon
Li-Sheng Tseng
José Antonio Vallejo
Cornelia Vizman
Aissa Wade
Francois Ziegler

Titles, abstracts, lecture notes, and the schedule of talks, can all be found here.

Siméon-Denis Poisson Exhibit & Lecture: 

An Exhibit entitled “SIMÉON-DENIS POISSON - Mathematics in the Service of Science” will be on display in the Evans Hall Mathematics-Statistics Library. This is a local reconstruction of an exhibit originally held at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Paris, with Professor Kosmann-Schwarzbach as a principal organizer. In addition, on Friday the 7th at 3:10 PM, there will be a lecture in 50 Birge by Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach on Siméon-Denis Poisson.

Maps and details can be found here.

Social Events:

A banquet will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 8th, at Cha-Am restaurant1543 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709. Please register here for the banquet, and indicate any guests you intend to invite.

There will not be an official dinner on Friday Nov. 7th, but there will be a reception at 5:15 after the opening of the Poisson exhibit.


  • Some rooms have been reserved at the Faculty Club and the Woman’s Faculty Club, for the nights of Nov. 7th-Nov. 9th, 2014. Please contact judiew@math.berkeley.edu by October 10th for details and to reserve a room.
  • Another (possibly less expensive) option is the French Hotel. Conference participants should inform them that they are `government employees' to get a discounted rate.


Financial Support:

Financial support from the NSF is available to cover or partially cover the travel and local expenses of some U.S. conference participants, with priority given to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. To request support, please, send an e-mail to gonefishingpoisson@gmail.com . The deadline to request support is September 15th.

If you have been approved for financial support, you should mail this form, together with any documents, no later than 1 week after the event takes place, for your reimbursement to be processed in time.

Map and Transportation:

It is easy to get to Berkeley from either San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) airports. Details can be found here.

Scientific Committee:

Rui Loja Fernandes, Eugene Lerman, Xiang Tang, Alan Weinstein, and Ping Xu

Local Contacts:

David Li-Bland: libland@math.berkeley.edu

Alan Weinstein: alanw@math.berkeley.edu

Past Meetings:

Gone Fishing 2011 at Washington University in St. Louis

Gone Fishing 2012 at the University of California at Los Angeles

Gone Fishing 2013 at Temple University in Philadelphia

© David Li-Bland 2014