Princeton Summer School in Low-dimensional Topology and Symplectic Geometry, June 11–29, 2018
A three-week intensive program (June 11–29, 2018) at Princeton University for 25 advanced undergraduates and first year graduate students consisting of courses in low dimensional topology and symplectic geometry. Topics will include low-dimensional topology, gauge theory, and pseudo-holomorphic curves. There will be 6 courses, consisting of five lectures apiece. Daily lectures will be complemented by review and problem sessions.
There will also be two mini-conferences associated with the program, in weeks 2 and 3.
Free Room and board (on-campus) will be provided from Sunday, June 10 (check-in) through Saturday, June 30th (check-out).
Travel reimbursement will be provided up to $500. (Only original receipts will be accepted.)
First week courses:
• 4-dimensional knot theory (David Gabai)
• Seiberg-Witten theory on four-manifolds (Francesco Lin)
• Bordered algebras and a bigraded knot invariant (Zoltán Szabó)
Second and third week courses:
• An introduction to monopole Floer homology (Francesco Lin)
• Knot Floer homology and bordered invariants (Peter Ozsváth)
• Geometry and algebra of pseudo-holomorphic curves (John Pardon)