Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Some interactions between algebraic and symplectic geometry

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andrew Hanlon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss at least one of the close relationships between symplectic geometry and algebraic geometry other than curve counting (Gromov-Witten theory) and mirror symmetry. In particular, we will discuss how symplectic packing of the projective plane is related to Nagata's conjecture and (time-permitting) discuss an application of Seidel's symplectic Picard-Lefschetz theory.