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.
Date | Speaker | Title |
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 |
10/3 | No Seminar | NCSGS |
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 |
11/7 | No Seminar | NCSGS |
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) |
12/5 | RRR Week |