Symplectic Geometry Seminar

The seminar meets each Friday at 1:30 pm, with the venue alternating between Fine Hall 322 at Princeton and Simonyi Hall at the IAS. This seminar also has their own webpagePlease click on seminar title for complete abstract. 

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For more information about this seminar, contact Nick Sheridan or Gang Tian.

Seminar Events

October 31, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
On the Gromov width of polygon spaces

After Gromov’s foundational work in 1985, problems of symplectic embeddings lie in the heart of symplectic geometry.

Location
Fine Hall 322
Speaker: Alessia Mandini ,
University of Pavia
November 7, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA - Müller
Location
IAS Room S-101
Speaker: Stefan Müller ,
UIUC
November 21, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cyclic homology and S^1-equivariant symplectic cohomology

In this talk, we study two natural circle actions in Floer theory, one on symplectic cohomology and one on the Hochschild homology of the Fukaya category. We show that the geometric open-closed string map between these two complexes is S^1-equivariant, at a suitable chain level.

Location
Fine Hall 322
Speaker: Sheel Ganatra,
Stanford University
December 5, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA - Xu / Holm
Location
Fine Hall 322
Speaker: Guangbo Xu ,
UCI
December 5, 2014
2:45pm - 3:45pm
TBA - Holm
Location
Fine Hall 322
Speaker: Tara Holm ,
Cornell University and IAS
December 12, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
On normal crossings symplectic divisors

I will describe purely symplectic notions of normal crossings divisor and configuration. They are compatible with the existence of the desired auxiliary almost Kahler structures, provided ``existence" is suitably interpreted.

Location
Fine Hall 322
Speaker: Aleksey Zinger ,
Stony Brook
December 19, 2014
1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA - McGibbon
Location
IAS Room S-101
Speaker: Jason McGibbon,
University of Massachusetts