The Arno in Pisa

Combinatorial and Gauge theoretical methods in low dimensional topology and geometry

Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio de Giorgi Pisa

June 3 - 7, 2024

A conference in honour of Paolo Lisca's 60th birthday!

The fascinating world of 4-dimensional topology has produced incredible results in the last 30 years. There is a stream of big breakthroughs which include the solution of Thom's conjecture, the triangulation conjecture and the lightbulb theorem to name a few. Moreover, very fundamental questions, like the smooth Poincaré conjecture in dimension 4 or the existence of fake complex projective planes are are still wide open.

Much of the recent progress in this area comes from gauge theoretical tools as well as combinatorial methods involving the study of integral lattices. The strongest results have come to light when both approaches are used together. In this conference we will get together worldwide experts on both sides of these techniques, many of which where pioneered and exploited to great success by Paolo Lisca.

In order to register to this conference, find out the list of speakers, participants, schedule etc. etc. you need to go to the official website in this link.