|Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar|
|Topic:||Symplectic homology for cobordisms|
|Affiliation:||Université Pierre et Marie Curie; Member, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Thursday, February 23|
|Time/Room:||10:45am - 11:45am/S-101|
Symplectic homology for a Liouville cobordism (possibly filled at the negative end) generalizes simultaneously the symplectic homology of Liouville domains and the Rabinowitz-Floer homology of their boundaries. I intend to explain a conceptual framework within which one can understand it, and give a sample application which shows how it can be used in order to obstruct cobordisms between contact manifolds. Based on joint work with Kai Cieliebak and Peter Albers.