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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Floer homology of cotangent bundles
Seminar:Symplectic Topology Seminar
Speaker:David Hurtubise (PSU)
talk 1:25PM in McAllister 315 Abstract: Let M be a closed smooth manifold. The cotangent bundle T*M has a natural symplectic structure, and given a time-dependent Hamiltonian on T*M satisfying certain conditions one can define the symplectic Floer homology of T*M. Unlike the compact case, the Floer homology of T*M is not the singular homology of the underlying manifold. Instead, the Floer homology of T*M turns out to be isomorphic to the singular homology of the free loop space of M. In this talk I will outline three different approaches to establishing this isomorphism. The approaches three approaches are due to 1) Viterbo, 2) Abbondandolo and Schwarz, and 3) Salamon and Weber.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:10 / 09 / 2008
Time:01:25pm - 02:15pm