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Winter school in singularities and low dimensional topology

2023.01.20. - 2023.01.27.
Rényi Institute

Description

Winter School
Open poster

The Erdős Center semester on "Singularities and low dimensional topology" will kick off with a 2-phase winter school to introduce early stage researchers (MSc students, PhD students, postdocs) to some key concepts in singularities and low dimensional topology.

Phase 1 (pre-school)

Phase 1 is primarily aimed at motivated MSc students and early-stage PhD students, and will consist of a 2-day intense topological preparation for phase 2.

Dates: 20-21 January 2023
Location: Rényi Institute
Pre-requisites: Manifolds, vector bundles, homology, cohomology, Chern classes.
Topics include: Morse homology, Heegaard splittings, Kirby calculus, plumbed 4-manifolds, resolutions of isolated singularities in low dimension.
Lecturers: Marco Marengon (Rényi Institute), András Stipsicz (Rényi Institute), Vera Vértesi (University of Vienna), TBA.

Phase 2 (school)

Phase 2 is aimed at the attendees of phase 1 as well as PhD students and early-stage postdocs. It will consist of 4 parallel topics courses.

Dates: 23-27 January 2023
Location: Rényi Institute
Pre-requisites: Morse homology, Heegaard splittings, Kirby calculus, plumbed 4-manifolds, resolutions of isolated singularities in low dimension.

Courses and lecturers:
1. A knot-theoretic tour of dimension four, by Kyle Hayden (Columbia University and Rutgers University)
2. Lattice cohomology, by András Némethi (Rényi Institute)
3. TBA, by Duco van Straten (Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz)
4. Heegaard Floer homology, by C.-M. Michael Wong (Dartmouth College)

The lectures will end at noon on Friday 27 January. However, there will be an optional TA session on Friday afternoon, which you are encourage to attend if you leave Budapest late on Friday or on Saturday.

Application

Apply to the winter school at the following link: https://invite.ventla.io/erdos-center/WS23.
Please read the instructions below before applying. The deadline for application is 31st October 2022

Instructions for application:

  • You can apply to the full program (phases 1 and 2), or to just phase 2.
  • If you apply for phases 1 and 2, please make sure you are familiar with the pre-requisites for phase 1.
  • If you apply for phase 2 only, please make sure you are familiar with the pre-requisites for phase 2.
  • If you are a MSc student or a PhD student, please ask your advisor to send a short reference letter to singularity.lowdimtop@renyi.hu with subject "[WS23 - Reference] (Applicant's name)" in support of your application.
  • If you are a postdoc, please send your CV (including a list of publications) to singularity.lowdimtop@renyi.hu with subject "[WS23 - CV] (Applicant's name)".

Organizers

Octave Curmi
Javier Fernández de Bobadilla
Marco Marengon
András Némethi
András Stipsicz
Zoltán Szabó
Vera Vértesi

Invited Speakers

Kyle Hayden
András Némethi
Duco van Straten
C.-M. Michael Wong

Participants