Our annual Clifford Lectures is featuring a week long series of lectures on Symplectic Field Theory and its Applications by **Professor Yakov Eliashberg** from Stanford University.

The lectures will be accompanied by the 2004 Clifford Conference *Holomorphic Curves: Algebra, Geometry, and Analysis*.

Most participants are being housed at the Hampton Inn, 3626 St. Charles Avenue, corner of St. Charles Ave. and Foucher St.

Read about the format and history of the Clifford Lectures.

For further information, please contact Weimin Chen or Terry Lawson.

**Symplectic Field Theory and its Applications**

Symplectic Field Theory (SFT) lies on the borderline of many areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and studies algebraic structures associated with moduli spaces of holomorphic curves in symplectic manifolds.

Besides the general structure of SFT the lectures will be focused on application of SFT to symplectic and contact topology, and its interaction with low-dimensional topology and the theory of integrable systems.

**Holomorphic Curves: Algebra, Geometry, and Analysis**

The conference will consist of 10 one-hour talks given by

**Alexander Givental**, University of California, Berkeley**Michael Hutchings**, University of California, Berkeley**Eleny Ionel**, University of Wisconsin**Francois Lalonde**, University of Montreal**Dusa McDuff**, SUNY at Stony Brook**Yong-Geun Oh**, University of Wisconsin**Rahul Pandharipande**, Princeton University**Yongbin Ruan**, University of Wisconsin**Dietmar Salamon**, ETH Zurich**Cliff Taubes**, Harvard University

**Yakov Eliashberg**, Stanford University**Alexander Givental**, University of California, Berkeley**Michael Hutchings**, University of California, Berkeley**Eleny Lonel**, University of Wisconsin**Francois Lalonde**, University of Montreal**Dusa McDuff**, SUNY at Stony Brook**Yong-Geun Oh**, University of Wisconsin**Rahul Pandharipande**, Princeton University**Yongbin Ruan**, University of Wisconsin**Dietmar Salamon**, ETH Zurich**Cliff Taubes**, Harvard University

- Danny Acosta, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Mohsen Bahramgiri, MIT
- Joshua Davis, University of Wisconsin
- Eaman Eftekhary, Princeton University
- David Gay, University of Montreal
- Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
- Eduardo Gonzalez, SUNY at Stony Brook
- Matthew Hedden, Columbia University
- Shenda Hu, University of Montreal
- Alex Ivrii, University of Montreal
- Eric Katz, Stanford University
- Robert Lipschitz, Stanford University
- Thomas Mark, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Slava Matveyev, University of California, Davis
- Davish Maulik, Princeton University
- Lenny Ng, Stanford University
- Brett Parker, Stanford University
- Olga Plamenevskaya, Harvard University
- Peter Spaeth, University of Wisconsin
- Wojciech Wieczorek, University of Wisconsin

- Alex Barchechat
- Jason Calmes
- Weimin Chen
- Morris Kalka
- Slawomir Kwasik
- Terry Lawson
- Jim Rogers
- Al Vitter
- Dagang Yang

Mathematics Department, 424 Gibson Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5727 math@math.tulane.edu