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Holomorphic curves in Symplectic Topology

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  • UserKai Hugtenburg (Edinburgh)
  • ClockFriday 21 February 2020, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR13.

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Many essential theorems in symplectic topology rely on the study of holomorphic curves. I will set up the basic theory, and discuss some of the problems arising in defining these things rigorously. I will then exhibit one of the main examples: Gromov’s non-squeezing theorem. This theorem has an interesting interpretation in physics.

This talk is part of the Junior Geometry Seminar series.

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