2008 PMI Summer School
on Knots and Manifolds

July 22-25, 2008


Organizer

Jae Choon Cha (POSTECH)

Invited Lecturers

Youngsik Huh   Se-Goo Kim   Sang Jin Lee   Sangyop Lee   Seungsang Oh
Hanyang University     Kyunghee University     Konkuk University     Chung-Ang University     Korea University

Description

The aim of 2008 PMI Summer School on Knots and Manifolds is to deliver basic knowledge on knots and low-dimensional manifolds as first-step courses for beginners who want to start studying these fields. This summer school consists of 4 courses. The courses are designed for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduate students, minimizing required backgrounds; point-set topology, linear algebra, group theory, and minimal knowledge on elementary algebraic topology will be enough. For the convenience of the participants, a study room and exercises related to course topics will be provided.

Courses

Schedule

July 22 (Tue) July 23 (Wed) July 24 (Thu) July 25 (Fri)
9:20-9:40 Coffee and bagle
9:40-11:10 Se-Goo Kim
Seifert matrices and knot invariants
Se-Goo Kim
Seifert matrices and knot invariants
Se-Goo Kim
Seifert matrices and knot invariants
Seungsang Oh
3-manifolds
1:00-2:30 Youngsik Huh
Presentations of knots
Youngsik Huh
Presentations of knots
Sang Jin Lee
Braids
Sang Jin Lee
Braids
3:00-4:30 Sang Jin Lee
Braids
Sangyop Lee
3-manifolds
Sangyop Lee
3-manifolds
 
6:30-8:00 Banquet

Registration

Students who want to participate in the summer school are requested to contact Jae Choon Cha with the following information: affiliation(university), program(under/master/PhD...), advisor, gender, stay in dorm(yes/no), and email address. For those saying at POSTECH dorm, there is a registration fee of 100,000 KRW; it should be paid on the first day of the summer school. (Participants not staying at POSTECH dorm are exempted from the fee.) We expect to offer (partial) support to students who are not supported by other grants. To request support, inform us when you register.

Reservation

A block of rooms in POSTECH dorm will be reserved for student participants. When you register, inform us if you want to stay in a dorm room. Linen is provided but you should bring your own soap, towels, toothbrush, and others.

Sponsors

Pohang Mathematics Institute
Department of Mathematics, POSTECH
KOSEF (Grant No. R01-2007-000-11687-0)

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