December 1st: Colloquium

  • Alexandru Oancea: Interactions between symplectic topology and string topology


    Symplectic topology, understood broadly as the study of symplectici manifolds, has its roots in the geometry of phase spaces from classical mechanics. Floer theory, which is the central homological tool in symplectic topology, relates in this case to the topology of loop spaces, and further to a relatively young branch of algebraic topology known by the name of string topology. The goal of the talk will be to present a florilège of interactions between these two worlds.




    • 2pm: Get together with the speaker for PhD students and postdocs only
    • 2:30pm: also more senior members of the RTG will be allowed to enter the room for a virtual coffee break
    • 3pm: beginning of the talk