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.