Dehn twists exact sequences through Lagrangian cobordism

Friday, October 23, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
In this talk we first introduce a new "singularity-free" approach to the proof of Seidel's long exact sequence, including the fixed-point version. This conveniently generalizes to Dehn twists along Lagrangian submanifolds which are rank one symmetric spaces and their covers, including RP^n and CP^n, matching a mirror prediction due to Huybrechts and Thomas. The idea of the proof can be interpreted as a "mirror" of the construction in algebraic geometry, realized by a new surgery and cobordism construction.  This is a joint work with Cheuk-Yu Mak.
Speaker: 
Weiwei Wu
University of Montreal
Event Location: 
IAS Room S-101