The purpose of this event is to expose graduate students some of the hot topics in Geometry/Topology. There will be four mini lectures given by S. Akbulut, B. Özbağcı, F. Arıkan, Ç. Karakurt. Additional research talks will be given by graduate students.

To register this event please contact Cagri Karakurt: cagri.karakurt@boun.edu.tr

## List of Participants |
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## Selman Akbulut |
## Fırat Arıkan |
## Çağrı Karakurt |

## Burak Özbağcı |

## Selman Akbulut |
## A discussion on high dimensional PALFs and open books and their relation to exotic structures on 4-manifolds |

## Fırat Arıkan |
## Legendrian contact homology## This lecture series will be an elementary introduction to Legendrian contact homology. Lectures will basicly focus on the construction of Legendrian contact homology on (2n+1)-dimensional euclidean space and its extension to more general open manifolds. |

## Çağrı Karakurt |
## Knot Floer homology and its applications## These lecture series will serve as an introduction to Knot Floer homology, a set of prominent invariants of knots in three manifolds, and an exposition of its applications on several problems in low dimensional topology such as knot concordance, homology cobordism, and minimal genus. The emphasis will be on computational techniques. |

## Burak Özbağcı |
## A few results in low-dimensional topology## Lecture 1-2. Fillings of unit cotangent bundles of nonorientable surfaces. |