Holomorphic curves in contact geometry

August 4 to August 9, 2003

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Yasha Eliashberg and John Etnyre

Original Announcement

This workshop This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to the development of holomorphic curve techniques in contact geometry and topology. The advent of holomorphic curve techniques in contact topology, as exemplified in Symplectic Field Theory (SFT), and asymptotically holomorphic curve techniques, in the spirit of Donaldson, has allowed one to use a diverse set of geometric, analytic and topological tools when studying contact structures. The goal of this workshop is to expose, develop and apply these tools.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.

Papers arising from the workshop:

Finitude homotopique et isotopique des structures de contact tendues
by  Vincent Colin, Emmanuel Giroux and Ko Honda