Conformal symplectic structures, contact topology, and foliations
March 15 to March 19, 2021
American Institute of Mathematics,
San Jose, California
and Emmy Murphy
This workshop will be devoted to
exploration of the recently discovered connections between conformal
symplectic structures, contact topology and the theory of codimension one foliations. The workshop will review the recent progress related
to the topic and stimulate further research on the various new
questions by bringing together experts in foliation theory, contact
and symplectic topology. The recent existence results for conformal
structures and exact leafwise conformal symplectic structures, as
well as on deformation of leafwise conformal foliations into contact
structures raise many interesting questions.
Here are sample topics which will be discussed:
What is the correct notion of overtwistedness for conformal symplectic
structures, and is there a full parametric h-principle for these
- Making the first steps of the theory of tight conformal symplectic
- Explore rigidity phenomena in conformal symplectic topology
- Explore dynamics of Liouville vector fields, both in symplectic and
conformal symplectic settings
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.