Intermediate symplectic capacities

Friday, March 1, 2013 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
In 1985 Misha Gromov proved his Nonsqueezing Theorem, and hence constructed the first symplectic 1-capacity. In 1989 Helmut Hofer asked whether symplectic d-capacities exist if 1<d<n. I will discuss the answer to this question and its relevance in symplectic geometry. This is joint work with San Vu Ngoc.
Speaker: 
Alvaro Pelayo
Washington University and IAS
Event Location: 
IAS Room S-101