Floer theory revisited

Thursday, February 4, 2016 -
10:30am to 11:30am
I will describe a formalism for (Lagrangian) Floer theory wherein the output is not a deformation of the cohomology ring, but of the Pontryagin algebra of based loops, or of the analogous algebra of based discs (with boundary on the Lagrangian). I will explain the consequences of quantum cohomology, and the expected applications of this theory.
Speaker: 
Mohammed Abouzaid
Columbia University
Event Location: 
IAS Room S-101