Dietmar Salamon (ETH Zürich):Existence and uniqueness problems in symplectic topology
Thursday, 20.01.2011 16:30 im Raum M5
The study of symplectic structures has its origins in classical mechanics and has seen a remarkable growth over the last quarter century. The pursuit of what might be considered the first basic question in the field
- which manifolds admit symplectic structures and to what extent they are unique - has, on the one hand, led to many results based on a variety of diverse methods, and, on the other hand, left many questions wide open.
In this lecture I will present a few highlights and describe some new and old conjectures in the subject.