Symplectic homology via Gromov-Witten theory

Symplectic homology via Gromov-Witten theory

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Luis Diogo, Columbia University
IAS Room S-101

Symplectic homology is a very useful tool in symplectic topology, but it can be hard to compute explicitly. We will describe a procedure for computing symplectic homology using counts of pseudo-holomorphic spheres. These counts can sometimes be performed using Gromov-Witten theory. This method is applicable to a class of manifolds that are obtained by removing, from a closed symplectic manifold, a symplectic hypersurface of codimension 2. This is joint work with Samuel Lisi.