# 2012 Women and Mathematics Schedule

Daily Schedule

May 14-25, 2012

### Monday, May 14 ** **

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration (Fuld Hall Common Room)

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour of Institute campus (meet in Fuld Hall Common Room)

6:00 p.m. - Welcome dinner and orientation (Dining Hall)

### Tuesday, May 15

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Joan Licata, IAS, “Tangent Vectors and Twisting Planes: An Introduction to Legendrian Knot Theory” Slides Overview Slides Lecture 1

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College, “The Flexibility and Rigidity of Lagrangian and Legendrian Submanifolds” Slides

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Jennifer Hom, Columbia University, “Applications of the Knot Floer complex to concordance”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Introductions

6:30 p.m. - Opening Dinner (Dining Hall)

### Wednesday, May 16

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall) 9:00 a.m. Group Photo – Fuld Hall Common Room

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Joan Licata, IAS, “Tangent Vectors and Twisting Planes: An Introduction to Legendrian Knot Theory” Slides

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College, “The Flexibility and Rigidity of Lagrangian and Legendrian Submanifolds” Slides

11: 50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Radmilla Sazdanovic, University of Pennsylvania, “Categorification and Khovanov link homology”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course(Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Helmut Hofer, IAS, “At the Interface of Dynamics and Symplectic Geometry” 6:30 p.m. - Informal dinner + Chat on how to apply to graduate schools, postdocs, and IAS (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

### Thursday, May 17

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. T-shirt Sale (Harry’s Bar, Dining Hall) *Cash only*

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Joan Licata, IAS, “Tangent Vectors and Twisting Planes: An Introduction to Legendrian Knot Theory” Slides

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College, “The Flexibility and Rigidity of Lagrangian and Legendrian Submanifolds” Slides

11:50 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Doris Hein, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Arnold conjecture for Clifford symplectic pencils”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (White Levy Room)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Rhonda Hughes, Bryn Mawr “Bringing Diversity to Mathematics”

6:30 p.m. - Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

### Friday, May 18 Princeton University Day (see separate schedule)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Lisa Traynor, Bryn Mawr College, “The Flexibility and Rigidity of Lagrangian and Legendrian Submanifolds”

10:15 am Depart for Princeton University (talks, lunch, dinner and play) (Bus departs from front of Fuld Hall no later than 10:15 am ) (Bus departs from Princeton at 9:15 pm to come back to IAS)

### Saturday, May 19

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Joan Licata, IAS, “Tangent Vectors and Twisting Planes: An Introduction to Legendrian Knot Theory” Slides

10:40 p.m. – 11:10 a.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Sayonita Ghosh Hajra, University of Georgia, “A proof of the classification theorem of over-twisted contact structures on a closed oriented 3-manifold”

11:20 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Elif Dalyan, Hitit University, “Open book decomposition of links of quotient surface singularities and support genus problem”

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Laura Starkston, The University of Texas at Austin, “Symplectic and Stein fillings of contact 3-manifolds”

2:35 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Milena Pabiniak, Cornell University, "Lower bounds for Gromov width in the unitary and special orthogonal coadjoint orbits"

### Sunday, May 20 Day off

### Monday, May 21

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Margaret Symington, Mercer University, “From Linear Algebra to the Non-Squeezing Theorem of Symplectic Geometry” Slides - Overview Slides - Lectures

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Eleny Ionel, Stanford University, “Symplectic Techniques: The Space of Holomorphic Curves” Slides

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Sinem Celik Onaran, Hacettepe University, “Invariants of Legendrian Knots”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Dr. Jennifer Slimowitz Pearl, NSF “An Introduction to the National Science Foundation and Funding Opportunities”

6:30 p.m. - Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

7:30 p.m. - Movie, Agora Wolfensohn Hall

### Tuesday, May 22

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Margaret Symington, Mercer University, “From Linear Algebra to the Non-Squeezing Theorem of Symplectic Geometry” Slides

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Eleny Ionel, Stanford University, “Symplectic Techniques: The Space of Holomorphic Curves” Slides

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Marta Batoreo, University of California, Santa Cruz, “On the rigidity of the Maslov index for coisotropic submanifolds”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Dusa McDuff, Barnard, TBA 6:30 p.m. - Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Chat with Dusa and Katrin Wehrheim during dinner

### Wednesday, May 23

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Margaret Symington, Mercer University, “From Linear Algebra to the Non-Squeezing Theorem of Symplectic Geometry” Slides

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Eleny Ionel, Stanford University, “Symplectic Techniques: The Space of Holomorphic Curves” Slides

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Kate Kearny, Louisiana State University, "An obstruction to Knots bounding Möbius bands in B4"

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) "How to construct topological invariants via decompositions and the symplectic category", Katrin Wehrheim, IAS

6:30 p.m. - Informal dinner (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

### Thursday, May 24

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Margaret Symington, Mercer University, “From Linear Algebra to the Non-Squeezing Theorem of Symplectic Geometry” Slides

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Eleny Ionel, Stanford University, “Symplectic Techniques: The Space of Holomorphic Curves”

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Allison Gilmore, Princeton University, “Knot Floer homology and gl (1|1) quantum invariants”

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (White Levy Room)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall) Wrap up

6:30 p.m. - Closing Dinner (Birch Garden, Dining Hall)

### Friday, May 25

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Margaret Symington, Mercer University, “From Linear Algebra to the Non-Squeezing Theorem of Symplectic Geometry” Slides

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Eleny Ionel, Stanford University, “Symplectic Techniques: The Space of Holomorphic Curves”

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Juanita Pinzón-Caicedo, Indiana University, "Independence in the smooth concordance groups through SO(3)-Chern-Simons invariants"

12:30 p.m. - Lunch

Close of Program