Math @ Duke

Lenhard L Ng, Associate Professor
 Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2015):
 Office Hours:
 Spring 2015:
Wednesdays 2:404:00 Thursdays 1:002:30 and by appointment.
 Education:
PhD  MIT  2001 
AB  Harvard University  1996 
 Specialties:

Geometry
Topology
 Research Interests: Symplectic geometry, Low dimensional topology, Contact geometry, Knot theory, Holomorphic curves
 Keywords:
Symplectic geometry • Low dimensional topology • Contact geometry • Knot theory • Holomorphic curves
 Curriculum Vitae
 Current Ph.D. Students
(Former Students)
 Postdocs Mentored
 Christopher Cornwell (2011  present)
 Daniel Rutherford (2008  2011)
 Undergraduate Research Supervised
 Alexandru Milu (May 12, 2014  June 27, 2014)
 Wutichai Chongchitmate (2009  2010)
 Tirasan Khandhawit (2007  2008)
 Recent Publications
(More Publications)
 C. Cornwell, L. Ng, and S. Sivek, Obstructions to Lagrangian concordance
(Submitted, 2014) [arXiv:1411.1364]
 L. Ng, A topological introduction to knot contact homology,
in Contact and Symplectic Topology, edited by F. Bourgeois, V. Colin, and A. Stipsicz
(2014), ISBN 9783319020358 [arXiv:1210.4803], [doi]
 M. Aganagic, T. Ekholm, L. Ng, and C. Vafa, Topological strings, Dmodel, and knot contact homology,
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, vol. 18 no. 4
(2014),
pp. 827956 [arXiv:1304.5778], [doi]
 T. Ekholm and L. Ng, Legendrian contact homology in the boundary of a subcritical Weinstein 4manifold,
Journal of Differential Geometry
(Accepted, 2013) [arXiv:1307.8436]
 L. Ng and D. Rutherford, Satellites of Legendrian knots and representations of the ChekanovEliashberg algebra,
Algebraic & Geometric Topology, vol. 13 no. 5
(2013),
pp. 3047–3097 [arXiv:1206.2259], [doi]
 Recent Grant Support
 CAREER: Symplectic Field Theory and LowDimensional Topology, National Science Foundation, 0846346, 2009/092014/08.
 Conferences Organized
 27th Annual Geometry Festival, Organizer, April 27, 2012  April 29, 2012
 Organizer, workshop "Cyclic homology and symplectic topology", November, 2009
 Organizer, workshop "Algebraic structures in the theory of holomorphic curves", November, 2009


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