Renaissance of the h-principle in symplectic topology

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Flexible and rigid methods coexisted in Symplectic Topology since its inception. The developmnet during last 20 years was dominated by rigid results, with accidental flexible breakthroughs (such as Donaldson's theory of almost holomorphic sections). In the talk I will discuss some recently found new remarkable examples of symplectic flexibility.
Speaker: 
Yakov Eliashberg
Stanford University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314