The topology of Lagrangian submanifolds


Paul Seidel

University of Chicago

Harvard University

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in Science Center D

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in the Math Lounge


Abstract:   We will consider some questions about Lagrangian submanifolds of symplectic manifolds, restricting ourselves to a basic case, namely that of cotangent bundles. This was one of the original motivations for the introduction of cohomological (Floer theory) methods into symplectic topology, and a number of interesting partial results were obtained (Lalonde-Sikorav, Viterbo, Biran, among others). More recently, the area has received a new impetus from ideas of Donaldson and Fukaya-Smith, which bring us closer to understanding the "big picture".


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