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Personal Profile of Prof. Yakov Eliashberg

Professor Yakov Eliashberg is currently the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor at Stanford University. His research interests lie in symplectic and contact geometry, several complex variables, singularity theory and low-dimensional topology. He is one of the founders of symplectic topology, a new and active area of research which emerged in 1980s and found important applications in other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics.

Professor Eliashberg was born in 1946 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. He received his doctoral degree in Leningrad University in 1972 under the direction of V A Rokhlin, and in the same year he joined Syktyvkar University in northern Soviet Union as an Associate Professor. In 1988 he emigrated to the United States and in 1989 became a Professor at Stanford University. He is a Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. He was awarded the Oswald Veblen Prize in 2001 from the American Mathematical Society and in 2009 awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.
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  1. Workshop Introductory Workshop: Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology

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    Aug 18, 2009
    01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
      Algebraic formalism of Symplectic Field Theory (SFT)
    Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University)
    Aug 19, 2009
    01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
      Algebraic formalism of SFT ctd
    Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University)