A Celebration of Raoul Bott's Legacy
in Mathematics
Organizer: Robert Kotiuga (Boston University)
Evolving List of Speakers

Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
Tentative title: A Journey from Geometry to Physics: Working with Raoul Bott

Paul Baum, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Dirac Operators and K-Theory for Discrete Groups

Ralph Cohen, Stanford University
Title: Morse Theory, Loop Spaces, and Manifolds with Corners

Octavian Cornea, Université de Montréal
Tile: Quantization of Morse Theory
Director of Institut des Sciences Mathématiques,  http://www.DMS.UMontreal.CA/~cornea/

Marco Gualtieri, MIT,
Title: Generalized Complex Geometry

James Heitsch, Emeritus at U. Illinois, Chicago; Adjunct Prof. at NWU
Title: Index Theory, Lefschetz Theory and Foliations

Morris Hirsch,UC Berkeley, Emeritus
Title: Actions of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras on Manifolds

Nancy Hingston, The College of New Jersey,
Title: Loop Products and Closed Geodesics

Lisa Jeffrey, University of Toronto,
Title: Convexity and Loop Groups

Nitya (Nitu) Kitchloo: UC San Diego
Title: The Cobordism Category of Flat Connections
A more useful page is: http://www.math.jhu.edu/~nitu/

Joseph Kohn: Princeton University
Title: Multiplier Ideals
http://www.math.princeton.edu/CV/KohnCV.pdf http://www.math.princeton.edu/CV/KohnBIB.pdf

Peter Lax: Courant Institute, NYU
Titre: Multiplicity of Eigenvalues and Symmetric Hyperbolic Systems

John Morgan, Columbia University
Title: TBA

Stephen Smale, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Title: Mathematics of Vision and an Abstract Hodge Theory
An outdated page can be found at: http://math.berkeley.edu/~smale/ , and recent publications can be found at: http://www.tti-c.org/smale_papers.html .

Andras Szenes: University of Geneva
Title: Localization in Global Singularity Theory

Constantin Teleman: Edinburgh University
Very tentatively: Gauge Theory and Linear Categories

Susan Tolman: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Title: TBA

Loring Tu: Tufts University
Title: Computing the Gysin Map Using Fixed Points

Cumrun Vafa: Harvard University
Title: Topological Strings

Jonathan Weitsman, UC Santa Cruz
Tentatively: Measures on Banach Manifolds and Supersymmetric QFT.

Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: TBA

Note: An attempt has been made to include a link to the speaker’s most up-to-date website. For certain older speakers this is not possible, and alternative web links are provided.