Topology and Geometry Seminar: Liat Kessler (University of Haifa at Oranim) "Hamiltonian group actions on symplectic four-manifolds"

Abstract: Symplectic four-manifolds with Hamiltonian actions of a 2-torus or a circle were classified, by Delzant and Karshon, using the image of the moment map, which is a convex polytope in \R^2. Recent works of Karshon, Kessler and Pinsonnault applied Gromov theory of pseudo-holomorphic curves to further characterize Hamiltonian group actions. In this talk I will review basic and recent results. In particular, I will describe my current work in which I apply holomorphic methods to extend combinatorial tools developed for Hamiltonian circle actions to study symplectic actions of finite cyclic groups.

Date: 

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:00 to 14:50

Location: 

Ross 70A.