Holomorphic curves and low-dimensional topology

IUC Dubrovnik, June 22 - 26, 2020

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together a diverse range of experts and early-career researchers working in in a variety of aspects of the study of holomorphic curves and their applications to low-dimensional topology. Points of focus will include contact and symplectic structures and dynamics, Lagrangian cobordisms and Legendrian knots, and Floer–theoretic frameworks of study.

The workshop will have a strong contingent of early-career researchers, and this will be reflected in the format of talks, which will include many short talks. There will also be discussion sessions scheduled throughout the week.


Participants are encouraged to make travel and lodging reservations as soon as is practical, since Dubrovnik is a popular tourist destination and hotel rooms can become scarce. Lodging options are fairly numerous, through travel sites such as or

Schedule of Talks


Registration / Expense Reimbursement

Please register using the following form. Note that participants requesting funding should register by February 15 for consideration.

Confirmed Participants


Tom Mark (Virginia), Gordana Matić (Georgia), Jo Nelson (Rice), Andy Wand (Glasgow), Chris Wendl (Humboldt)


We gratefully acknowledge support from Rice University, the National Science Foundation, and the European Research Council.