Date and location
Saturday 22 April 2017
Malott Hall 532 (Mathematics Lounge)
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Schedule
09:00 am–09:30 am  Coffee and bagels 
09:30 am–10:30 am  Catagay Kutluhan, University at Buffalo 
Filtering the Heegaard Floer contact invariant
Heegaard Floer homology is a topological invariant of closed oriented 3manifolds defined by OzsvathSzabo. Given a contact structure on a closed orientable 3manifold, there exists a distinguished element of Heegaard Floer homology (welldefined up to sign) which is an invariant of the contact structure up to isotopy. Using the Heegaard Floer chain complex, we define a refinement of the Heegaard Floer contact invariant which has many desirable properties. After giving some background and explaining the origin of our invariant, I will talk about some of its key properties and present some examples. This is joint work with Gordana Matic, Jeremy Van HornMorris, and Andy Wand. 

10:30 am–11:00 am  Coffee 
11:00 am–11:30 am  Damien Broka, Pennsylvania State University 
Symplectic realizations of holomorphic Poisson
manifolds
We present our construction of a holomorphic symplectic realization for an arbitrary holomorphic Poisson manifold $(X,\pi)$. More precisely, we construct a new holomorphic symplectic structure on a neighborhood $Y$ of the zero section of the cotangent bundle $T^*X$ such that the projection map is a holomorphic symplectic realization. By using Poisson sigma models, deceptively simple formulas can then also be obtained for the symplectic form. In that way, we find an extension of a recent result due to CrainicMarcut to holomorphic Poisson manifolds. 

11:30 am–11:45 am  Coffee 
11:45 am–12:15 pm  Waikit Yeung, Cornell University 
Perverse sheaves and knot contact homology
In this talk, I will present an algebraic construction, called homotopy braid closure, that produces invariants of links in $\mathbf{R}^3$ starting with a braid group action on objects of a (model) category $C$. Applying this construction to the natural action of the braid group $B_n$ on the category of perverse sheaves on the twodimensional disk with singularities at $n$ marked points, we obtain a differential graded (DG) category that gives knot contact homology in the sense of L. Ng, originally defined by counting pseudoholomorphic disks. This is joint work with Yu. Berest and A. Eshmatov. 

12:15 pm–02:00 pm  Lunch 
02:00 pm–03:00 pm  François Ziegler, Georgia Southern University 
Contact Imprimitivity
The symplectic "imprimitivity theorem" characterizes those hamiltonian $G$spaces that are induced, in the sense of KazhdanKostantSternberg, from hamiltonian $H$spaces for a closed subgroup $H$ of the Lie group $G$. Its main application is to the structure and classification of homogeneous (or more generally "primary") hamiltonian $G$spaces when $G$ has a normal subgroup. When trying to fully mirror Mackey's representationtheoretic normal subgroup analysis, however, one is soon forced to remember that representations better correspond not to hamiltonian $G$spaces, but to Kostant and Souriau's "prequantum", contact $G$spaces over them. In this talk, I will describe the construction of induced objects in that category, and their characterization by an imprimitivity theorem. 

03:00 pm–03:30 pm  Tea 
03:30 pm–04:30 pm  Luca Vitagliano, Università degli Studi di Salerno 
Holomorphic Jacobi Manifolds
After an introduction to Jacobi manifolds and their role in Poisson Geometry, we introduce and study holomorphic Jacobi structures from a real differential geometric point of view. We also discuss the relationship with Generalized Geometry (in odd dimensions). Our analysis parallels a similar one for holomorphic Poisson structures by LaurentGengoux, Stiénon and Xu. However, the situation appears more involved in the Jacobi case. This is joint work with Aïssa Wade. 

06:30 pm  Dinner 