Leonard M. Blumenthal Lectures in geometry


                            2018      Peter Ozsvath
                                  (Princeton University

                          
    
                        LECTURE I:  MONDAY,  MARCH 19 ,  12:15 PM, 
     ROOM SCHREIBER 006  (DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM) 
                          Knot Floer Homology 
  
            LECTURE II WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21,  14:10 PM,     
                         ROOM SCHREIBER 309 (GEOMETRY AND DYNAMICS SEMINAR)    
                                      An Algebraic Construction of Knot Floer Homology

             
    
                 Abstracts of Blumenthal Lectures 2018                   
                               

Leonard M. Blumenthal Lectures in Geometry is a distinguished lecture series delivered each academic year at School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Former speakers include

Helmut Hofer,  Aleksey Pogorelov, Gilles Pisier, Marcel Berger as well as

2002-2003 Viktor L. Ginzburg (UC Santa Cruz) Periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems:

twisted geodesic flows and relative symplectic invariants-I,II

2003-2004  Alexander Givental (UC Berkeley)  Symmetries of Gromov-Witten Theory-I,II

 2004-2005 Dmitri Burago (PennState) Choosing "good" coordinates: from asymptotic geometry of tori to boundary rigidity-I.II
 2005-2006 Shmuel Weinberger (U. Chicago)

I. Using the telescope as a microscope: Large scale determination of small scale structure

II. Novikov conjectures and Novikov theorems

 2006-2007  Michael Kapovich (University of California, Davis)

I. Products of matrices

II. How to compute triangle inequalities

 2007-2008  Albert Fathi (ENS-Lyon)  ( abstracts)  
I. On smooth critical subsolutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation

II. Hamilton-Jacobi and Denjoy-Schwartz: why dynamics matters

in the regularity of smooth subsolutions?

 2007-2008 Shlomo Sternberg (Harvard)

A report on recent work of Alekseev, Bursztyn and Meinrenken
I. The symplectic category and the split orthogonal category 

II. The Alekseev, Bursztyn, Meinrenken category

 
 2009 Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford)
 I. Construction and application of maps with simple singularities
 II. Symplectic topology of Stein manifolds

 For the abstracts click here

 2011 Helmut Hofer (IAS, Princeton)

I. Symplectic Dynamics

II. Generalizations of Fredholm theory. 

For the abstracts click here

 2012 Paul Biran (ETH, Zurich)

Lagrangian topology: geometry, algebra and bureaucracy

I. Old and new invariants of Lagrangian manifolds and what to do with them

II. Geometric and algebraic aspects of Lagrangian topology

and organizational matters

Abstracts of  Blumenthal Lectures 2012

 2013 Danny Calegari (University of Chicago) 
Surfaces from linear programming

Abstract of Blumenthal Lectures 2013                   

 2014  Nicolai Reshetikhin  (UC Berkeley)  
I.  Deterministic limit shapes in statistical mechanics  
II.   Ice and 6-vertex models in statistical mechanics: mathematical perspective 

 2015 Richard Evan Schwartz (Brown University)
I. The projective heat map
II. The plaid model 

2016   Bo Berndtsson  (Chalmers University of Technology)
Complex Brunn-Minkowski Theory 
2017     Yair Minsky  (Yale University)
Gluing hyperbolic 3-manifolds