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May 13-15, 2005

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JDG 2005, the Sixth Conference on Geometry and Topology

takes place on May 13-15, 2005

in Memory of :

Shiing-Shen Chern (1911-2004)

Place: Science Center
Lecture Hall C
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, 02138

More information
Registration There is a registration fee of $75 which will cover the breakfast, the banquet and a copy of book about Professor Chern. On the other hand, the lectures are open to public without registration fee. To register please contact Gena Bursan or register online. The full capacity of the banquet has been reached now, so that preregistration for the banquet is no more possible.
Gena Bursan
Harvard University
Department of Mathematics
One Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ph: 617-495-1980
Fax: 617-495-2180
email: gena@math.harvard.edu
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We will be able to provide partial support to a limited number of participants to cover their registaration fee, and some local expenses. Graduate students, recent PhD's, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to participate and to apply for support. Applications received by Friday, April 8 will receive full consideration. Graduate students should ask a faculty member to write a brief recommendation letter for them and send to Gena (email will be fine).
Travel: For information, how to get here, click here.
Sponsor: The event is sponsored by NSF, Harvard university and the Journal of Differential Geometry.
Jean-Michel Bismut The hypoelliptic Laplacian and analytic torsion
Victor Guillemin Convexity theorems in symplectic geometry
Michael Hopkins Derived schemes in stable homotopy theory
Peter Kronheimer Gauge theory and its topological applications
Kefeng Liu Recent results on the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces
Ib Madsen Moduli spaces of manifolds and the Mumford conjecture
Vincent Moncrief Einstein spaces as attractors for Einstein's equations
Nikita Nekrasov Z theory: foundations and perspectives
Isadore Singer The projective Dirac operator and its fractional analytic index
Yum-Tong Siu Recent interactions between analytic and algebraic geometry
Richard Thomas A survey of stability and special metrics for bundles and varieties
Chuu Lian Terng Solitons for self-dual Yang Mills equations on R(2,2)
Cumrun Vafa Topological M-theory
Shouwu Zhang Heights and metrics in dynamic system
Xi Ping Zhu Ricci flow with surgery on four manifolds with positive isotropic curvature

Schedule of the talks: , ( See also: Workshop May 15-17, 2005)

Friday, May 13rd, 2005: 9am - 6.30 pm

 9.00 - 10.00 S.T. Yau (About late Prof. Chern)
10.00 - 11.00 Y.-T. Siu
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30 P. Kronheimer

 2.00 - 3.00  C.n Vafa
 3.00 - 4.00  I.M. Singer
 4.00 - 4.30  Break
 4.30 - 5.30  I. Madsen
 5/30 - 6.30  C.L Terng
Saturday, May 14rd, 2005: 9am - 5.30 pm

 9.00 - 10.00 V. Guillemin
10.00 - 11.00 K. Liu
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30 V. Moncrief

 2.00 - 3.00  S. Zhang
 3.00 - 4.00  X.-P. Zhu
 4.00 - 4.30  Break
 4.30 - 5.30  R. Thomas
Sunday, May 15rd, 2005: 10am - 12.15

 9.00 - 10.00 M. Hopkins
10.00 - 11.00 N. Nekrasov
11.00 - 11.30 Break
11.30 - 12.30 J. M. Bismut

Posters: Posters will be set up Thursday 6 pm in the Science Center along the wall of Lecture Hall C.
Dinner: There will be a banquet on Saturday May 14 at 6:30 pm in the Shearton Commander Hotel, ball room in Cambridge. We would like to encourage all of you to join us for this special event. Since the numbers of seats are limited and we need to have a final count as soon as possible please respond as early as possible in the registration form above. Please let us also know if you have specific requests : vegetarian etc.
Local Hotels: For travel information, click here

It is necessary for you to make your arrangements directly with your choice of hotel:
Sheraton Commander
        16 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138
        telephone: (617) 547-4800
        5-10 minute walk to Harvard campus

Harvard Square Hotel
        110 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge MA 02138
        telephone: (617) 864-5200
        5-10 minute walk to Harvard campus

Harvard Manor House
        110 Mount Auburn Street
        telephone: (800) 458-5886
        next to Harvard Square, 
        5 minutes to campus

Suisse Chalet
        211 Concord Turnpike
        telephone: (800) 258-1980 
        1.5 miles west of Harvard Square
        5 minutes to Alewife stop on red line

Irving House Bed and Breakfast 
        24 Irving St., Cambridge MA 02138
        telephone: (617) 547-4600,
        10 minute walk from Harvard Square

Friendly Inn at Harvard
        1673 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
        telephone: (617) 547-7851
        5-10 minute walk to Haravd campus

Radisson Hotel Cambridge
        777 Memorial Drive
        1.5 miles from Harvard Square or MIT, 
        20 minute walk to Central Square MBTA.
Information: Address any questions to Gena Bursanat gena@math.harvard.edu.

Last update, 3/1/2005