Zabrodsky Lecture 2: The symplectic topologist as a number theorist

Mon, 23/12/201913:00-14:00
Ross Building, Room 70
Paul Seidel (MIT)

Most of the complications of classical topology have to do with torsion phenomena, say by looking at homology with modulo p coefficients. In principle, the same is true for symplectic topology, but the implications are only beginning to be explored. A particular impetus is provided by mirror symmetry, which links symplectic topology with arithmetic geometry.