ISM discovery school 8–11 May 2018 + CIRGET conference 12–13 May 2018
Perspectives on bordered Heegaard Floer theory
We are organizing a summer school focused on new developments in bordered Heegaard Floer theory and the consequences of these developments towards the so-called L-space conjecture. The school is paired with and will provide background for a 1½-day research conference.
The discovery school will be centred around three lecture courses that will be supplemented by additional research talks on the fourth and final day of the school. Jonathan Hanselman will give an introduction to the bordered Heegaard Floer homology for 3-manifolds with torus boundary. Andy Manion will give the second lecture course, which will focus on bordered theories for Khovanov homology. The third lecture course will be given by Jake Rasmussen on a topic that will be tailored to the other two courses so as to interpolate between the geometric ideas from the first lecture course and the more algebraic flavour of the second one.
A preliminary schedule can be found here.
Those participants for whom we provide accommodation will be housed close to the workshop venue, namely at the Résidences de l'UQAM Ouest. Senior speakers are accommodated in junior suites at the Trylon apartment hotel. See the green markers on the map.
travel by train. UQAM is in walking distance from the central train station, where amtrak and via rail services connect Montréal to New York and major Canadian towns. See the yellow marker on the map.travel by bus. UQAM is in walking distance from the central bus station, where greyhound, limocar and others oligopolists meet. See the northernmost blue marker on the map. travel by air. The most convenient airport for the workshop is Montréal-P.-E.-Trudeau (YUL). At the arrivals, you can buy a bus ticket for $10 which allows unlimited travel throughout the STM bus and métro network and is valid for 24 consecutive hours. There are also other types of tickets available, see here. Outside the arrivals, follow the signs to the bus stop of the bus 747, which leaves regularly for the town center. For optimists among you, here is a schedule. The bus ride takes about 45-70 minutes. You can either get off at the central bus station, which is also the terminal stop, so that is easy. Alternatively, you can already get off at the bus stop Jeanne-Mance. In either case, it is only a short walk to UQAM. See also the blue markers on the map.
travel by car. There's parking under the Résidences de l'UQAM Ouest. The entry point is on rue Saint-Urbain. However, owing to its very central location and proximity to Place des Arts, it is rather expensive (on average $24 per day, starting at $4 per 20 minutes).