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Symplectic geometry - celebrating the work of Simon Donaldson


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14th August 2017 to 18th August 2017
Richard Thomas
Dusa McDuff
Dieter Salamon
Paul Seidel
Nicholas Woodhouse

Organisers: Richard Thomas (Imperial), Dusa McDuff (Barnard), Dietmar Salamon (ETH Zürich), Paul Seidel (MIT), Nicholas Woodhouse (ex officio, Clay Mathematics Institute)

Workshop Theme

A week-long meeting of the world's experts in symplectic geometry and neighbouring fields. We will be celebrating the 60th birthday of Sir Simon Donaldson FRS and his profound influence on the subject. A characteristic of both his work and this meeting will be the influence of (and on) other fields, such as low dimensional topology, algebraic geometry, geometric analysis and theoretical physics. This is a joint INI - CMI workshop.

The organisers expect that additional funding from the NSF will be available to support the participation of US-based researchers. Participants interested in being supported from that NSF grant need to fill out a separate application for that, see

Speakers to include:

  • Mina Aganagic (Berkeley)
  • Sir Michael Atiyah (Edinburgh)
  • Denis Auroux (Berkeley)
  • Kenji Fukaya (Stony Brook)
  • Mikhail Gromov (IHES, Paris)
  • Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)
  • Eleny Ionel (Stanford)
  • Frances Kirwan (Oxford)
  • Peter Kronheimer (Harvard)
  • Dusa McDuff (Barnard)
  • Emmy Murphy (MIT)
  • Tom Mrowka (MIT)
  • Peter Ozsváth (Princeton)
  • John Pardon (Princeton)
  • Zoltán Szabó (Princeton)
  • Paul Seidel (MIT)
  • Ivan Smith (Cambridge)
  • Song Sun (Stony Brook)
  • Thomas Walpuski (MIT)
  • Katrin Wehrheim (Berkeley)


Deadline for applications: 28 May 2017

Apply now

Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.




Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £152
  • Student Registration Package: £102

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), and wine reception, but does not include other meals, formal dinner or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £532

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation from the evening of Sunday 13 August 2017 to breakfast on Saturday 19 August 2017, during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The evening meals and formal dinner is not included.


Bed and breakfast accommodation, details of which, will be confirmed to the individual upon receiving their workshop confirmation.



Lunch will be served at Churchill College in the Buttery on days that lectures take place. Timings will be noted on the timetable nearer to the time.

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 16 August at Pembroke College. Dinner is by invitation only.


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