401-4570-71L  Student Seminar in Symplectic vs. Contact Geometry

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersA. Cannas da Silva, B. Acu Bulut
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.


401-4570-71 SStudent Seminar in Symplectic vs. Contact Geometry2 hrs
Wed14:15-16:00HG G 19.2 »
10.12.12:15-14:00HG G 19.2 »
A. Cannas da Silva, B. Acu Bulut

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AbstractThis seminar provides a glimpse of two sister geometries that have recently earned a central role in mathematics interacting with other areas.
Side by side, we will discuss basics of symplectic and contact manifolds, some key submanifolds (lagrangian and legendrian) and the toric subclasses (symplectic and contact), which have gained prominence as testing grounds for other theories.
ObjectiveBy giving half-hour talks about each geometry, typing short notes for those talks and participating in talks by others, each participant will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the landscape of symplectic and contact worlds, expand their command of geometry and topology, and develop presentation and collaboration skills.
LiteratureThe Seminar webpage (under learning materials) contains a list of references and further information.
Prerequisites / NoticePrior knowledge of differential geometry and algebraic topology is required.
Details of the seminar organization will be discussed in the first meeting.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersA. Cannas da Silva, B. Acu Bulut
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

Main linkseminar webpage
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PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 02.08.2021
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is until 29.08.2021 only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMathematics MSc (437000)
Applied Mathematics MSc (437100)
Waiting listuntil 27.09.2021
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 17.09.2021

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