|Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar|
|Topic:||Symplectic field theory and codimension-2 stable Hamiltonian submanifolds|
|Date:||Thursday, April 20|
|Time/Room:||10:45am - 11:45am/S-101|
Motivated by the goal of establishing a "symplectic sum formula" in symplectic field theory, we will discuss the intersection behavior between punctured pseudoholomorphic curves and symplectic hypersurfaces in a symplectization. In particular we will show that the count of such intersections is always bounded from above by a finite, topologically-determined quantity even though the curve, the target manifold, and the symplectic hypersurface in question are all noncompact.