Topology and Invariants of Smooth 4-manifolds

March 10-14, 2014

The Savoy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL

Organized by Nikolai Saveliev


This workshop will be held in connection with the FRG project supported by the NSF Grant DMS-1065905 "FRG: Collaborative Research: The Topology and Invariants of Smooth 4-manifolds". It will host the principal investigators on the grant and several invited researchers. The discussion will center around exotic smooth structures on small 4-manifolds, using techniques from gauge theory, symplectic topology, and Floer homology.

Among invited speakers is Dr. Robert Lipshitz from Columbia University, who will give a short course on bordered Heegaard Floer homology. Other speakers will be determined during the workshop.


The Program (morning talks begin at 9:30am)

Monday: Li, Karakurt, Chen, Wu
Tuesday: Lipshitz
Wednesday: Lipshitz
Thursday: Auckly, Kalafat, Arikan
Friday: Ruberman, Karakurt


Participants will include:

  • Selman Akbulut – Michigan State University

  • Anar Akhmedov – University of Minnesota

  • Mehmet Arikan – University of Rochester

  • David Auckly – Kansas State University

  • Kenneth Baker – University of Miami

  • Weimin Chen – University of Massachusetts

  • Tedi Draghici – Florida International University

  • Kyle Evans-Lee – University of Miami

  • Mustafa Kalafat – Michigan State University

  • Cagri Karakurt – University of Texas

  • Thomas Leness – Florida International University

  • Tian-Jun Li – University of Minnesota

  • Robert Lipshitz – Columbia University

  • Prayat Poudel – University of Miami

  • Daniel Ruberman – Brandeis University

  • Nikolai Saveliev – University of Miami

  • Weiwei Wu – Michigan State University