Zabrodsky Lecture 3: The symplectic topologist as a homotopy theorist

Tue, 24/12/201913:00-14:00
Ross Building, Room 70
Paul Seidel (MIT)

Modern symplectic topology deals with objects of symplectic geometry indirectly, by associating to them auxiliary moduli spaces. This complicates its relation with homotopy theory. I will explain the overall framework that describes this relation (going back to Cohen, Jones and Segal), and some of the directions that are under investigation.