Intermediate Symplectic Capacities

Joint IAS-PU Symplectic Geometry Seminar
Topic:Intermediate Symplectic Capacities
Speaker:Alvaro Pelayo
Affiliation:Washington University; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Friday, March 1
Time/Room:1:30pm - 2:30pm/S-101

In 1985 Misha Gromov proved his Nonsqueezing Theorem, and hence constructed the first symplectic 1-capacity. In 1989 Helmut Hofer asked whether symplectic d-capacities exist if 1 < d < n. I will discuss the answer to this question and its relevance in symplectic geometry. This is joint work with San Vu Ngoc.