2008 Schedule

2008 W O M E N  and  M A T H E M A T I C S

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INS T I T U T E  for  A D V A N C E D S T U D Y

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P R I N C E T O N  U N I V E R S I T Y

 

Daily Schedule

May 12-23, 2008

Monday, May 12

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration (Fuld Hall Common Room)
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Special Lecture - Professor Eric Maskin, 2007 Nobel Laureate of Economics, "Implementation of Society's Goals", Wolfensohn Hall
6:00 p.m. - Welcome dinner and orientation (Dining Hall)

Tuesday, May 13

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Tour of Institute campus given by Dinah Kazakoff (meet in Fuld Hall Common Room)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University, "Surfaces, orbifolds and knots"
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Rachel Roberts, Washington University, St. Louis, "Foliations and laminations"

Slides

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Tanya Khovanova, MIT, "Topology in Art"
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Dining Hall)

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Brandy Guntel, University of Texas, "Dean Knots"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Introductions

6:15 p.m. - Opening Dinner (Dining Hall)

Wednesday, May 14

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room) Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University, "Surfaces, orbifolds and knots"
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 11: 40 a.m.

Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Rachel Roberts, Washington University, St. Louis, "Foliations and laminations"

Slides

11: 45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)Chia-yen Tsai, Univ of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Bounds of least pseudo-Anosov dilatations"
12:30 p.m. - 1: 30 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:15 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)Kate Petersen, Queen's University, "Character varieties of a family of two-bridge knots"
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)A chat with Alice and Ingrid
6:15 p.m. - Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Thursday, May 15

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Genevieve Walsh, Tufts University, "Surfaces, orbifolds and knots"

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. T-shirt Sale, Harry's Bar - Dining Hall
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Rachel Roberts, Washington University, St. Louis, "Foliations and laminations"

Slides

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Dusa McDuff, Stony Brook University, "Symplectic embeddings of 4-dimensional ellipsoids"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Shelley Costa, Swarthmore College, "Women in Mathematics"

6:15 p.m. - Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Friday, May 16

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Depart for Princeton University

(talks, lunch, campus and art museum tour, and dinner)

  (Bus departs from front of Fuld Hall no later than 10 am )

Saturday, May 17

All day Recreational activities organized by participants

Sunday, May 18

All day Recreational activities organized by participants

Monday, May 19

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Maggy Tomova, Rice University, "Knots and their invariants"

Slides

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis "Surfaces in 3-manifolds"

12:00 pm - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Colloquium (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Krystyna Kuperberg, Auburn University, "Dynamics: wild and 2-wild"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

"A Day in the Life" Panel Discussion

6:15 p.m. - Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Tuesday, May 20

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Maggy Tomova, Rice University, "Knots and their invariants"

Slides

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis, "Surfaces in 3-manifolds"

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Joan Licata, Stanford University, "Local link alterations and the Thurston norm"

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Zsuzsanna Dancso, University of Toronto, "Algebraic knot theory and the Kontsevich integral"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

"Flatland: The Movie"

6:15 p.m. - Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Wednesday, May 21

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. Group photo - please be in the front of Fuld Hall if you wish to be in the picture. Please be prompt.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Maggy Tomova, Rice University, "Knots and their invariants"

Slides

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis, "Surfaces in 3-manifolds"

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Emily Landes, University of Texas, "2-bridge knots and the character variety"

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Vera Vertesi, Columbia University, "A way of distinguishing transverse knots"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

"The next step: applying and surviving the graduate school and a postdoc position." Discussion

6:15 p.m. - Informal Supper (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Thursday, May 22

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Maggy Tomova, Rice University, "Knots and their invariants"

Slides

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 11: 40 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis, "Surfaces in 3-manifolds"

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Melissa Macasieb, University of British Columbia, "Commensurability classes of (-2,3,n) pretzel knot complements"

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Review Session: Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review Session: Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Afternoon Tea (Fuld Hall Common Room)
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Research Seminar (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Keiko Kawamuro, Rice University, "Classification of transverse knots in contact manifolds"

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Women in Science Seminar (Dilworth Room, Dining Hall)

Deborah Lockhart, NSF "An Introduction to the National Science Foundation and Funding Opportunities"

6:15 p.m. - Closing Dinner (Birch Garden, Dining Hall)

Friday, May 23

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Beginning Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Maggy Tomova, Rice University, "Knots and their invariants"

Slides

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Advanced Lecture Course (Simonyi Hall Seminar Room)

Jennifer Schultens, University of California, Davis, "Surfaces in 3-manifolds"

12:00 p.m. - Lunch
   
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