Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Flexibility in symplectic and contact geometry
Speaker: Emmy Murphy
Speaker Info: MIT
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Geometric flexibility and h-principles are tools for studying the difference between topology and geometry. We'll discuss what this means formally, and give a few classical examples. From there we'll discuss contact and symplectic geometries fit into this picture. Because symplectic manifolds lie somewhere on the border between topology and geometry, there are a number of geometric dichotomies there between the worlds of flexibility and rigidity. We'll discuss a number of recent examples of progress in the flexible direction.
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
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