Colloquium: Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford) ״Crossroads of symplectic rigidity and flexibility״

Thu, 24/12/201514:30-15:30
Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem
Abstract: The development of flexible and rigid sides of symplectic and contact topology towards each other shaped this subject since its inception, and continues shaping its modern development. In the talk I will discuss the history of this struggle and describe recent breakthroughs on the flexible side.