Special Geometry Festival
Banquet to Celebrate the 60th Birthdays
Jeff Cheeger and Mikhail Gromov
Courant Institute of Mathematical
New York University, New York, NY
April 30 - May 2, 2004
Geometry Festival Conference
|GEOMETRY FESTIVAL DATES,
TIMES, AND LOCATION
|The special Geometry Festival will be held at the
Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New
York University from Friday afternoon, April 30, to Sunday
May 2, 2004.
The talks will take place at the Courant
Institute, which is located
at 251 Mercer Street (corner of Mercer Street and West 4th Street) in
The complete program for the Geometry Festival will be announced
The Festival will begin Friday afternoon, to allow
for travel that morning,
with check in and registration from 1 pm to 3pm, and the first talk at
3 pm. It will end at noon on Sunday.
Everyone is invited to the Geometry Festival, and
are especially encouraged to attend.
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|The following speakers will give hour talks:
- Jean-Michel Bismut (Universite
"The Hypoelliptic Laplacian on the Cotangent Bundle"
- Yasha Eliashberg (Standford
"Positive Loops of Contact Transformations"
- Blaine Lawson (SUNY - Stony Brook)
"Projective Hulls and the Projective Gelfand Transformation"
- Dusa McDuff (SUNY - Stony Brook)
"Applications of J-holomorphic Curves"
- Xiaochun Rong(Rutgers University)
"Local splitting structures on nonpositively curved manifolds"
- Dennis Sullivan (CUNY & SUNY -
"Algebraic topology in string backgrounds"
- Gang Tian (Princeton/MIT)
"Extremal Metrics and Holomorphic Discs"
- Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced
"Gauge Theory Scattering From Curves In CP^3"
|CHECK-IN AND SCHEDULE
|Check-in will begin at 1PM on Friday in Warren
Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer
Street, just outside Room 109. All talks will be in Room
The first talk will be at 3PM on Friday, followed by refreshments. All
remaining lectures will take place Saturday and Sunday.
There will be four lectures on Saturday and two on
On Saturday morning, breakfast will be served from
8:00 - 9:30 AM, followed
by two talks, and two more talks in the afternoon. There will be a
on Saturday evening.
On Sunday morning, breakfast will again be served
from 8:00 - 9:30 AM,
followed by two talks. The Festival will end at noon on Sunday .
|Participants will be on their own for
dinner Friday evening.
The packet provided at check-in will contain a list of suggested
For additional listings please check Zagat's
Online. The Geometry Festival will provide breakfast outside
room 109 on Saturday and Sunday morning as well as refreshments
| Please check here
for details on parking garages close to the Courant Institute.
|Participants are asked to register in
advance. For registration, please
fill out the online
There will be a banquet on Saturday night,
at the NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place, at which wine and d'oeuvres
will be served. The charge for the event will be $35.
Participants will be responsible for their own travel, hotel
lunches and dinners.
A partial list of hotels can be found here.
|The Geometry Festival is supported in part
by a grant from the National
The Geometry Festival is supported in part
by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Limited funds will be
available for partial reimbursement of travel and hotel costs for some
of the participants. Preference will be given to graduate students and
younger faculty who do not have NSF or other grant or school support.
People interested in applying for travel
funds should click on this link for
|If you have special needs that we should be
aware of, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
If you would like to change any information
on your registration form, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A banquet will be held on Saturday evening.
For those who would like to attend, the cost of the banquet is $35,
payable to the Courant Institute, New York University. Send to:
c/o Anne Seaton
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
Additional note: Please note that preceding this event, at nearby CUNY
there will be a Differential Geometry Workshop on Friday morning, April
30. Information about that can be found at the website:
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