Thursday, November 16
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 114 McAllister Building
Name: Dusa McDuff
Affiliation: SUNY Stony Brook
Title: The Symplectomorphism group - an introduction
Abstract: A compact symplectic manifold (M,ω) possesses a rich group of structure preserving diffeomorphisms. Though this group is infinite dimensional, it is significantly smaller than the full group of diffeomorphisms of M and has many interesting algebraic, topological and geometric properties. This talk will give a general introduction to some of its most striking features.