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Differential Geometry: "The Almost-Symplectic Geometry of Knot Spaces"

Jesse Cohen, UC Riverside

Friday, March 3, 2017
  11:10 a.m.–Noon


Location: Surge Building 268
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Category: Seminar

Description:

Pseudoholomorphic curves have provided an invaluable tool for studying symplectic manifolds since their introduction by Gromov in the 80s. In recent years, interest has grown in elucidating the analogy between these and distinguished submanifolds of manifolds with other types of structure. We will discuss one approach to this analogy, initiated by a paper of Brylinski and fleshed out in greater generality by Leung and Lee, via the infinite-dimensional symplectic geometry of spaces of maps in which pseudoholomorphic disks correspond, in an appropriate sense, to these distinguished submanifolds.



Additional Information: Math Seminars

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Mathematics

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