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Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and Links January 21, 2010 - January 22, 2010
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2010 over 14 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 21, 2009 almost 15 years ago
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Organizers Elisenda Grigsby* (Columbia), Olga Plamenevskaya (SUNY/Stonybrook), and Katrin Wehrheim (MIT)

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This 2-day workshop will serve as a prelude to the introductory workshop for the semester-long program on homology theories of knots and links. Survey talks in the mornings will position the work in Khovanov and Heegaard Floer homology in a broader context, focusing on: 1) applications to classical questions in low-dimensional topology, and 2) connections to contact and symplectic topology. Research talks in the afternoons will highlight the range of current activity in the field. We plan a format of no more than four talks each day to allow ample time for presentation opportunities for younger researchers and formal and informal discussions. Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is January 4, 2010. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: MSRICONNECTION. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "123MSRI" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is December 22, 2009. The rate is $139 per night plus tax. New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you! MSRI’s preferred rate is $131. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, click on "Corporate Rates" in the reservation screen and type the code msri10.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent PhDs, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Jan 21, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Introduction to knot homology theories and categorification
Eli Grigsby
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Introduction to Floer Theory
Dusa McDuff (Barnard College)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Springer varieties from the topological perspective
Heather Russell
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Pseudo-Anosov maps and dilatations
Keiko Kawamuro
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  The universal sl(2) foam cohomology
Carmen Caprau (California State University, Fresno)
Jan 22, 2010
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Knot and Link Concordance
Shelly Harvey (Rice University)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Contact Invariants in Floer Homology
Gordana Matic (University of Georgia)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Knots in contact structures and Heegaard Floer homology
Vera Vertesi (Université de Strasbourg)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  Combinatorial invariants for Legendrian knots
Joan Licata
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Cables of thin knots and bordered Heegaard Floer homology
Ina Petkova
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
  Legendrian Knots and Open Book Decompositions
Sinem Onaran