This is a 3-day meeting of mathematics research scholars interested in geometry and topology. The goal of this event is to encourage emerging geometers and topologists to share and exchange active research ideas in their fields. In addition to participants' talks there will be three mini-courses. The venue for the meeting is Chennai Mathematical Institute.
The registration closes May 15th.
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together graduate students in topology and give them the opportunity to give talks, expose them to new topics, and get to know other graduate students in their field. The schedule will consist of three mini-courses and talks given by students. Participants are invited to give talks, 30 minutes long, about topics they have been studying. The subject need not be original research, but simply something the speaker enjoys and wishes to share. Talks should, in particular, be accessible to an audience of graduate students of varying levels.
If you are interested in giving a talk then do register as soon as possible. As of now we have around 15 spots available; depending on the number of requests and the subject areas the organizers will finalize speakers by early June. The selected participants can send their title and abstract after the confirmation.
Introduction to contact and symplectic topology
Speaker: Dheeraj Kulkarni (IISER, Bhopal)
Abstract: The study of symplectic and contact structures has grown in into a well-established area by itself. We plan to give a brief survey of some important milestones in the development of this field in the last 50 years. However, the main of this mini-course is to explain how symplectic and contact structures arise naturally in many contexts. We will also discuss topological properties of these structures. Finally, we will also present the current state of the art.
Topology of toric manifolds
Speaker: V. Uma (IIT M)
Abstract: We shall introduce quasitoric manifolds and small covers defined by Davis and Januszkiewicz and describe their topological invariants like cohomology ring , fundamental group and the topological $K$-ring.
LS-category and the topology of motion planning
Speaker: Tulsi Srinivasan (Ashoka University)
Abstract: This mini course will introduce the Lusternik-Schnirelmann category and the related notion of topological complexity. We will look at the history of the LS-category, the reason it continued to be of mathematical interest, and its current applications to motion planning.