Proceedings of Gökova Geometry-Topology Conference 2005

 Raoul Bott lecturing at Gökova Conference, 1996

We dedicate this volume to the memory of Raoul Bott, a great mathematician of the 20th Century. He is well known for his amazing work on the periodicity of the homotopy groups of Lie groups, and his contributions to index theory, foliations, equivariant topology, and gauge theory. In recent years he was also active in TQFT and physics. Raoul has been a long time supporter of Gokova Geometry Topology Conferences, which he attended twice; he wrote articles to its proceedings, as well as giving organizational support. He had a very warm and modest presence; interacting with him was not only a source of mathematical stimulation, but at a personal level a great joy for everyone. In these conferences he left a lasting impression, especially in younger mathematicians who were in awe of him; when answering their questions he gently embraced them by their shoulders like a Turkish grandfather. Raoul this modest volume is to you with all our heartfelt respect.

Thanks to TUBITAK's continuous support since 1992, Gökova Geometry Topology Conferences have flourished greatly and has had a strong impact. Also, this is the first year we receive support from NSF. We thank NSF for their generous support. We also would like to thank International Press for printing and distributing the hardcopy version of these proceedings.

Proceedings of Gökova Geometry-Topology Conference 2005
Table of Contents
Herwig Hauser

Seven short stories on blowups and resolutions
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Selman Akbulut

Real algebraic structures
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Kalle Karu

Lefschetz decomposition and the cd-index of fans
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Robert L. Bryant

Some remarks on G2-structures
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Dominic Joyce

The exceptional holonomy groups and calibrated geometry
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Alexei Kovalev

Ricci-flat deformations of asymptotically cylindrical Calabi–Yau manifolds
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Sema Salur

Deformations of Special Lagrangian submanifolds: an approach via Fredholm alternative
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Lenhard Ng

Plane curves and contact geometry
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Burak Ozbagci

An open book decomposition compatible with rational contact surgery
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Oleg Viro

Virtual links and orientations of chord diagrams
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