# Topology and Geometry Seminar: Alexander Caviedes Castro (Tel-Aviv University), "Symplectic capacities and Cayley graphs"

Date:
Tue, 13/06/201713:00-13:50
Location:
Ross 70A
Abstract: The Gromov non-squeezing theorem in symplectic geometry states that is not possible to embed symplectically a ball into a cylinder of smaller radius, although this can be done with a volume preserving embedding. Hence, the biggest radius of a ball that can be symplectically embedded into a symplectic manifold can be used as a way to measure the "symplectic size'' of the manifold. We call the square of this radius times the number \pi the Gromov width of the symplectic manifold. The Gromov width as a symplectic invariant is extended through the notion of "Symplectic Capacity". In this talk I will explain how to estimate bounds for symplectic capacities of homogeneous spaces of compact Lie groups in terms of the combinatorics of Cayley graphs associated to them.