Seminar: Symplektische Geometrie / Symplectic Geometry — Wintersemester 2018-19, HU Berlin

This is a working group seminar run by Klaus Mohnke and Chris Wendl on recent developments in symplectic geometry. Participants are expected to be familiar with the basics of symplectic geometry, including some knowledge of holomorphic curves and/or Floer-type theories. The seminar is conducted in English.

As in past semesters, we will switch the time of the seminar this semester to Mondays, 15:00-17:00 (c.t.) in room 1.315 at Rudower Chaussee 25. It will occasionally be preempted by the Berlin-Hamburg Symplectic Geometry Seminar.

Monday October 15, 2018 no seminar (dies academicus)
Monday October 22, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: Marc Kegel
Topic: Parallelizability of 3-manifolds via surgery
Abstract: Every 3-manifold is parallelizable, i.e. admits three linearly independent vector fields. In this talk, we will discuss new proofs of this classical result using surgery descriptions of 3-manifolds. To understand this talk, only basic knowledge on manifolds and their homology and fundamental groups are required. This is joint work with S. Durst, H. Geiges, and J. Gonzalo.
Monday October 29, 2018 no seminar
Monday November 5, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday November 12, 2018 Berlin-Hamburg Symplectic Geometry Seminar (in Berlin)
Monday November 19, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday November 26, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday December 3, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday December 10, 2018 Berlin-Hamburg Symplectic Geometry Seminar (in Hamburg)
Monday December 17, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday January 7, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday January 14, 2018 Berlin-Hamburg Symplectic Geometry Seminar (in Berlin)
Monday January 21, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday January 28, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday February 4, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Monday February 11, 2018
15:00-17:00 (c.t.)
RUD 25, Room 1.315
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA

Other symplectic events going on this semester

last semester's symplectic seminar