Contact Geometry Conference
May 4 - 6
Schedule of Talks

Friday
(Room 380D in building 380)

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Eleny Ionel
(University of Wisconsin, Madison)

The symplectic sum formula for Gromov-Witten invariants and its applications

Saturday
(all talks in Gates b12 in the Gates Info Sciences building)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Tom Mrowka
(MIT)
Borderline configuration spaces and singular Floer homology
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

William Menasco
(SUNY Buffalo)

Braid Calculus and Transversal Knots
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Paul Seidel
(Ecole polytechnique)
Long exact sequence in Floer cohomology

Sunday
(all talks in Gates b12 in the Gates Info Sciences building)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Eugene Lerman
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Groups actions on contact manifolds and applications
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
Jonathan Weitsman
(UC Santa Cruz)
Surjectivity for Hamiltonian loop group actions and bott periodicity

We will have a lite breakfast served before the first talks on Saturday and Sunday.
All participants are invited to a banquet to be held Saturday evening.