The symplectic displacement energy

Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar
Topic:The symplectic displacement energy
Speaker:Peter Spaeth
Affiliation:GE Global Research
Date:Friday, February 20
Time/Room:1:30pm - 2:30pm/S-101
Video Link:http://video.ias.edu/puias/2015/0220-PeterSpaeth

To begin we will recall Banyaga's Hofer-like metric on the group of symplectic diffeomorphisms, and explain its conjugation invariance up to a factor. From there we will prove the positivity of the symplectic displacement energy of open subsets in compact symplectic manifolds, and then present examples of subsets with finite symplectic displacement energy but infinite Hofer displacement energy. The talk is based on a joint project with Augustin Banyaga and David Hurtubise.