|Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar|
|Topic:||Floer theory revisited|
|Date:||Thursday, February 4|
|Time/Room:||10:30am - 11:45am/S-101|
I will describe a formalism for (Lagrangian) Floer theory wherein the output is not a deformation of the cohomology ring, but of the Pontryagin algebra of based loops, or of the analogous algebra of based discs (with boundary on the Lagrangian). I will explain the consequences of quantum cohomology, and the expected applications of this theory.