Link homology and categorification
2007, May. 10 (Thu.) -- 25 (Fri.)
Department of Mathematics (10,11,21 -- 25) and
RIMS (14 -- 18),
As a part of RIMS project `Mirror Symmetry and Topological Field Theory'
(organized together with Fukaya et al, April 2007 - March 2008),
we give survey lectures on the following themes
and research lectures on link homology and categorification:
Introduction to link homology,
Matrix factorizations and link homology,
Knot Floer homology,
Category and its application to link invariants,
Introduction to categorifications,
Link homology from coherent sheaves,
Unfortunately Khovanov's lectures are cancelled.
Program and links to notes
On May 10(Thu.), 11(Fri.) we have preliminary lectures by
Dror Bar-Natan (Tronto) and
Aaron Lauda (postdoc. at Columbia). These are for students, non-experts.
On May 21(Mon.) -- 25(Fri.) we continue several lectures in less tight schedule. In particular, Joel Kamnitzer will give talks on
Introduction to affine grassmannian and geometric Langlands.
Peter Ozsvath (Columbia Univ.)
Dror Bar-Natan (Univ. of Tronto)
Sabin Cautis (Harvard Univ.)
Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
Joel Kamnitzer (UC Berkeley)
Marco MacKaay (University of the Algarve)
Ciprian Manolescu (Columbia Univ.)
Scott Morrison (UC Berkeley)
Rarphael Rouquier (University of Leeds)
Lev Rozansky (University of North Carolina)
Alexander Shumakovitch (The George Washington Univ.)
Marko Stosic (Inst. Super. T\'ec.)
Catharina Stroppel (University of Glasgow)
Joshua Sussan (Yale Univ.)
Susum Ariki (RIMS), and others
Link to accomodations
Shiran Kaikan Annex International
The campus is in walking distance from Shiraku Kaikan. See the map.
You go to Higashioji St. to the north, turn right at Hyakumanben to Imadegawa St. Then walk several hundreds meters.
From Duo Inn to the university, you take the bus #203 at Kitano-Hakubai-cho
(see the map)
and get off either "Kyoudai Nougakubu Mae" (near to the Department) or
"Kitashirakawa" (near to RIMS)
Palace Side Hotel
It takes about 40
minutes(?) to the university on foot. Otherwise walk to "Karasuma
Imadegawa" (it is crossing of Karasuma St. and Imadegawa St., see the
map) and take bus #203 and get off either "Kyoudai
Nougakubu Mae" (near to the Department) or "Kitashirakawa" (near to
The campus is in walking distance.
Access to RIMS (From Kansai Airport to RIMS via JR Kyoto station, or
from Narita Int. Airport to Tokyo Station)
How to Get to Math. Department (link to F.Kato's webpage)
(More detailed information about the way from
Kansai Airport to RIMS via JR Kyoto station)
From Itami Local Airport
The third choice (not explained in the webpage at RIMS) is to fly to
Narita International Airport in Tokyo, and then change to the domestic
flight to Osaka (Itami) airport. If you can take a domestic flight
from Narita, it is a good choice. However, in the bad case (depending
on the time), you must take a bus or a train from Narita to Haneda,
which takes about 2 hours. I do not recommend it unless you are
familiar with Japan.
From Itami airport, the limousine bus departs every 20 minutes. It takes about 55 minutes to the JR Kyoto Station, and the fare is 1,280 yen.