Pseudoholomorphic curves in symplectic geometry

Speaker: 

Urs Fuchs

Affiliation: 

Monash University

Date: 

Tue, 16/03/2021 - 12:00pm

Venue: 

Zoom link: https://unsw.zoom.us/j/83365466149

Abstract: 

Pseudoholomorphic curves were introduced by Gromov as a fundamental tool for the study of symplectic manifolds. I will review some applications of pseudoholomorphic curves in symplectic geometry, which often crucially rely (among other things) on a version of Gromov's compactness result for pseudoholomorphic curves. Then I will discuss some basic facts at the core of Gromov's compactness result, with the goal of conveying why and in what settings such a result can be expected.

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