New Applications and Generalizations of Floer Theory (07w5010)

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, May 13 and departing Friday May 18, 2007

Organizers

Octav Cornea (Universite de Montreal)
Viktor Ginzburg (University of California Santa Cruz)
Ely Kerman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Francois Lalonde (Universite de Montreal)

Objectives

This workshop will bring together two groups: researchers currently developing and applying generalized Floer theories; and students and post doctorates who are interested or involved in these projects. The goal of the workshop is to foster interaction between different Floer theories. The workshop will allow the researchers to present the current state of their respective programs in extended sessions, and to provide a forum for discussions which will focus on the analytic and conceptual difficulties common to each program, the program's objectives and applications, as well as directions of future research.

To this end, there will be at least three talks each day complemented by discussion sessions which will be held in both formal panel format and informally. Some of these, in particular the formal discussion sessions devoted to analytic issues and applications, will include introductory talks.