2002 Women in Mathematics Program

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 (All day) to Friday, May 24, 2002 (All day)
(May 14-24, 2002)

Symplectic Geometry and Holomorphic Curves

Course Descriptions and Lecturers:

Undergraduate and Beginning Graduate Lectures Overall Schedule

 

Lecturer:

Ingrid Daubechies, Princeton University

Title:

An Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Wavelets, with some applications

Description:

Infinite dimensional spaces, Fourier series,
applications of Fourier series, Haar wavelets, smoother wavelets
and their algorithms, sub-division and its role in computer graphics,
applications.

Teaching Assistants:

Cliona Golden, Princeton University
Cynthia Rudin, Princeton University

Advanced Graduate Lectures

 

Lecturers:

Eleny Ionel, University of Wisconsin
Dusa McDuff, IAS and SUNY Stony Brook

Title:

Gromov--Witten invariants in symplectic geometry

Description: 

The first four lectures will be given by Eleny Ionel. Prof. Ionel will start
by discussing the moduli space of J-holomorphic curves and the Gromov-Witten
invariants, then present some of their properties and applications. Dusa McDuff
will continue lecturing in the second week. Prof. McDuff will concentrate on
discussing one application in detail, so that students can get the flavor of the
needed analysis. The afternoon sessions will discuss examples, further
applications and details of some proofs.

Teaching Assistants:

Olguta Buse, SUNY Stony Brook


Women-in-Science Seminar: Karen Uhlenbeck

Special Lectures: Yakov Eliashberg & Others

In Addition:

  • research seminars
  • course and seminar presentations by participants at every level
  • working problem sessions

All participants are encouraged to interact with the local research community and work with scholars at higher and lower levels. Dinners and social activities are organized by the participants themselves. Lecturers and mentors serve on a volunteer basis and usually gain from their involvement in the program.