Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Mathematik

Workshop on Symplectic Field Theory 10

Main program: August 28 - September 1, 2023
Precourse: August 26 - August 27, 2023
The focus of the workshop will be on recent developments in SFT and holomorphic curve theories more generally, with an emphasis on methods that go beyond the standard analytical package. This will include, for instance, some recent advances in the use of Kuranishi structures and related virtual techniques, but also some recent developments on applying the algebraic structure of SFT toward questions in contact topology.
As with previous installments in the SFT workshop series, the workshop will be preceded on the weekend by a precourse intended to prepare Ph.D. students and other non-experts for the main program. The precourse will include short introductory courses on the Gromov-Witten invariants, the algebraic structure of symplectic field theory, and virtual techniques. Basic knowledge of symplectic geometry and J-holomorphic curve theory (e.g. some familiarity with Gromov's compactness theorem) will be assumed; for more information, see the speakers page.