CMI Summer School 2004
Floer Homology, Gauge Theory, and Low Dimensional Topology
June 5 - 26, 2004
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Budapest, Hungary
The Clay Mathematics Institute announces its 2004 summer school, to be held at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest. Designed for graduate students and mathematicians within five years of their Ph.D., the program is organized around the related themes of Floer Homology, Gauge Theory, and Low Dimensional Topology.
The school will consist of two weeks of foundational courses and one week of mini-courses focusing on more advanced topics and recent developments. These courses will concentrate on recent activity at the crossroads of mathematical disciplines around low-dimensional topology: the theory of holomorphic curves, gauge theory, knot theory, smooth four-manifold topology, and contact geometry. The aim of this summer school is to provide a comprehensive introduction to these exciting areas through weeklong courses in Heegaard Floer theory of three- and four-manifolds, Seiberg-Witten theory, contact topology, and knot theory. The third week of advanced courses will focus on the frontiers of research in these areas.
John Etnyre, Ronald Fintushel, Cameron Gordon, Peter Ozsváth, András Stipsicz, and Zoltán Szabó
David Ellwood, Peter Ozsváth, András Stipsicz, Zoltán Szabó
While there were no formal prerequisites, preference was given to applicants with some prior knowledge of topology or symplectic geometry.
Please fax or mail the online application form to us.
Interested participants should send the completed form along with a letter of recommendation from either their mathematical advisor or a senior mathematician. Completed application forms will be accepted by mail or fax. The application deadline is March 31, 2004. Mailing address: Clay Mathematics Institute, One Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding
Funding is available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (within 5 years of their PhD). Standard support amounts will include funds for local expenses and accomodation plus economy travel.