The Fall 2016 Student Symplectic Field Theory Seminar meets Mondays 5-6:30 in 891 Evans, with the exceptions of 10/3 and 11/7 which are dates on which the Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar meets. The reference for the seminar is a course given by Chris Wendl.
If you are looking for references for prerequisite information, some good choices are both books by McDuff-Salamon (Introduction to Symplectic Topology and J-Holomorphic Curves and Symplectic Topology) as well as the book by Audin-Damian (Morse Theory and Floer Homology) and the lecture notes from Katrin Wehrheim's lecture course on analysis of pseudoholomorphic curves Fall 2013 (see her website).
The schedule below is tentative: in particular, we may scrap the talk scheduled for 10/10 in order to spend more time on the generating function and applications at the end. We may also need to have an "overflow" day at some point.
|8/29||Benjamin Gammage||Introduction to SFT|
|9/5||No Seminar||Labor Day|
|9/12||Joseph Fluegemann||Lecture 3: Asymptotic Operators|
|9/19||Morgan Weiler||Lectures 4 and 5: Fredholm Theory and the Index Formula notes|
|9/26||Mihai Munteanu||Lecture 6: Moduli Spaces in Symplectizations and Exact Symplectic Cobordisms|
|10/10||Mihai Munteanu||Lectures 6, and briefly 7 and 8|
|10/17||Julian Chaidez||Lecture 9, first half: Compactness I|
|10/24||Jeff Hicks||Lecture 9, second half: Compactness II|
|10/31||Catherine Cannizzo||Lecture 10: Cylindrical Contact Homology|
|11/14||Zhengyi Zhou||Lecture 11 and 12.1: Bad Reeb Orbits|
|11/21||Andrew Hanlon||Lecture 12 and beyond: Generating Function/Applications (tbd)|
|11/28||??||Lecture 12 and beyond: Generating Function/Applications (tbd)|