Princeton University, Mathematics

Program ID: 87-PSSU [#653]
Program Title: Princeton Summer School in Low-dimensional Topology and Symplectic Geometry
Program Type: Undergraduate program
Program Location: Princeton, New Jersey 08544, United States [map]
Subject Area: Low-dimensional Topology and Symplectic Geometry
Starting Date: 2018/06/11
Application Deadline: 2018/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/01/22, finished 2018/09/02, listed until 2018/03/09)
Program Description:    

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Princeton Summer School in Low-dimensional Topology and Symplectic Geometry

June 11–29, 2018

Application Deadline Extended: March 9, 2018.

A three-week intensive program at Princeton University for 25 advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students consisting of courses in low-dimensional topology and symplectic geometry. Topics will include low-dimensional topology, gauge theory, and pseudo-holomorphic curves. There will be 6 courses, consisting of five lectures apiece. Daily lectures will be complemented by review and problem sessions.

There will also be two mini-conferences associated with the program, in weeks 2 and 3.

  • Free Room and board (on-campus) will be provided from Sunday, June 10 (check-in) through Saturday, June 30th (check-out).
  • Travel reimbursement will be provided up to $500. (Only original receipts will be accepted.)


The following three courses will take place during the first week:

• "4-dimensional knot theory" (David Gabai)

• "Seiberg-Witten theory on four-manifolds" (Francesco Lin)

• "Bordered algebras and a bigraded knot invariant" (Zoltán Szabó)


The following three courses will take place during weeks two and three:

• "An introduction to monopole Floer homology" (Francesco Lin)

• "Knot Floer homology and bordered invariants" (Peter Ozsváth)

• "Geometry and algebra of pseudo-holomorphic curves" (John Pardon)



• Open to currently enrolled undergraduate juniors and seniors and first-year graduate students.

• Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

• Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, or disability.

The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation RTG (Research Training Group) in Geometry and Topology at Princeton.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Fine Hall, Washington Road
Princeton NJ 08544-1000

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