Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
November 16 to November 20, 2009


The theory of holomorphic curves in symplectic manifolds leads to rich algebraic structures. The study of these structures is increasingly important both for understanding the theory itself, and for actual computations and applications. The aim of the workshop is to survey ongoing developments in the area. Some of the topics of interest are:
  • cohomological field theories;
  • relative and tropical Gromov-Witten invariants;
  • Symplectic Field Theory (SFT) and connections with string topology;
  • theories of holomorphic curves with Lagrangian boundary conditions, such as relative SFT, open Gromov-Witten theory, and Fukaya categories.


This workshop is part of the 2009-2010 Symplectic and Contact Topology program at MSRI.

Please consult the workshop web page at MSRI for registration details and local information.


Mohammed Abouzaid (Clay Mathematics Institute)
Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University)
Kenji Fukaya (Kyoto University)
Eleny Ionel (Stanford University)
Lenny Ng (Duke University)
Paul Seidel (MIT)