Seminar

An Introduction to Symplectic Geometry for Algebraic Topologists

Higher algebraic structures in algebra, topology and geometry

04 March 09:15 - 14:00

Thomas Kragh - Uppsala University

I will define and discuss the basic notions in symplectic topology (assuming some knowledge of smooth manifolds, forms, singular/DeRham (co)homology, etc). I will also discus the classical invariants such as Gromov-Witten invariants, and their counterparts for Lagrangians. I will try and explain problems/obstructions involved in lifting certain of these invariants to spectra, but also how to sometimes get around these issues. I will try and spend the marjority of the time on basic notions as without these it is impossible to get any insight - this means that some of the more technical and deep theorems will only be discussed at the hand-wavy level (I will however try and formulate these things in terms/relation to known theorems and concepts in algebraic topology).
Organizers
Gregory Arone
Stockholm University
Tilman Bauer
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Alexander Berglund
Stockholm University
Søren Galatius
University of Copenhagen
Jesper Grodal,
University of Copenhagen
Thomas Kragh
Uppsala University

Program
Contact

Alexander Berglund

alexb@math.su.se

Søren Galatius

galatius@math.ku.dk

Thomas Kragh

thomas.kragh@math.uu.se

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