Noncommutative geometry, smoothness, and Fukaya categories

Homological Mirror Symmetry (minicourse)
Topic:Noncommutative geometry, smoothness, and Fukaya categories
Speaker:Sheel Ganatra
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, November 30
Time/Room:10:45am - 12:00pm/S-101
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Noncommutative geometry, as advocated by Konstevich, proposes to replace the study of (commutative) varieties by the study of their (noncommutative) dg/A-infinity categories of perfect complexes. Conveniently, these techniques can then also be applied to Fukaya categories. In this mini-course, we will review some basic properties and structures in noncommutative geometry, with an emphasis on the notion of "smoothness" of a category and its appearance in topology and both sides of homological mirror symmetry. Then, we will introduce a non-commutative version of the integration pairing defined by Shklyarov, as well as a new twisted version, and examine their interaction with smoothness. We will also study some applications to symplectic geometry, stemming from the compatibility of these structures with Floer-theoretic open-closed maps. Part of this is joint work with Perutz and Sheridan.