Contact and Symplectic Topology (CAST)


The goal of this network is to stimulate exchange between researchers from all branches of contact and symplectic topology, in order to create a comprehensive perspective on the field and make progress on some of the basic open questions. The European scale of the network reflects the global nature of these questions as well as the European strength in the subject. The planned activities include workshops, research ollaborations, and the exchange of PhD students and postdocs.

Full programme proposal

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Contact and Symplectic Topology, Floer homology, Hamiltonian dynamics, Fukaya category, symplectic field theory, Stein manifolds, symplectomorphism and contactomorphism groups.


5 years from January 2010 until January 2015