The conference will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 12, and continue through Thursday and Friday with the last lecture ending by 5pm Friday, December 14. More details will be posted as they become available.

All lectures will be held in Monroe Hall.

Wednesday, December 12

Lectures in Monroe Hall, room 110

3:00 - 3:50pm David Gay


Reflections on the combinatorics of trisection diagrams

4:10 - 5:00 Daniel Ruberman


Positive scalar curvature and 4-manifolds

Thursday, December 13

Morning lectures: Monroe Hall, room 130

Tea, coffee and bagels starting at 8:30am

9:00 - 9:50am John Baldwin

(Boston College)

Contact structures, instantons, and \(SU(2)\) representations
10:00 - 10:30 Gabriel Islambouli

(University of Virginia)

Stabilization trees of Heegaard splittings and Trisections

10:45 - 11:15 Adam Saltz


Knotted surfaces, bridge trisections, and link homology
11:25 - 12:15 Maggie Miller


Fibering ribbon disk complements
Lunch break

Afternoon lectures: Monroe Hall, room 110

2:00 - 2:50 Peter Lambert-Cole

(Georgia Tech)

Bridge trisections and the Thom conjecture
3:00 - 3:30 William Olsen


Trisecting Ozsváth Szabó four-manifold invariants

4:10 - 5:00 Akram Alishahi


Cobordism maps for tangle Floer homology
Conference banquet 6:30pm at Afghan Kabob, 400 Emmet St.

Friday, December 14

Lectures in Monroe Hall, room 110

Tea, coffee and bagels starting at 8:30am

9:00 - 9:50am Sergei Gukov

(Cal Tech)

Hidden Algebraic Structures in Topology
10:00 - 10:30 Miriam Kuzbary


A new concordance invariant of knots in sums of \(S^2 \times S^1\)

10:45 - 11:15 Irving Dai


Involutive Floer Homology and Applications to the Homology Cobordism Group
11:25 - 12:15 Juanita Pinzón Caicedo

(NC State)

Satellites of Infinite Rank in Concordance
Lunch break

2:00 - 2:50 Tye Lidman

(NC State)

Spineless four-manifolds

3:30 - 5:00 Open problems and discussion