## Archive for the ‘**CAST**’ Category

## Symplectic/Contact Geometry VII at Les Diablerets, Day 1

I’m currently in Switzerland at the seventh “Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry and Interactions” Workshop funded by CAST. This is a yearly conference which started at the same time I started my PhD so I have a great fondness for these workshops. This one is in the mountains, which makes me even fonder…

After three excellent talks today I decided to act as a “maths journalist” and summarise the main ideas from the talks in this blog. I may not be able to keep this up, as there’s six talks tomorrow and too much snow to enjoy. Today’s talks were:

- Urs Frauenfelder “A -structure on the Lagrangian Grassmannian”
- Yochay Jerby “The symplectic topology of projective manifolds with small dual”
- Alex Ritter “Floer theory for negative line bundles”