Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The Polyfold Gromov-Witten Invariants

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Wolfgang Schmaltz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Polyfold theory, as developed by Hofer, Wysocki, and Zehnder, is a relatively new approach to resolving transversality issues that arise in the study of J-holomorphic curves in symplectic geometry. In this talk I explain the polyfold theoretic approach to defining the Gromov-Witten invariants for all closed symplectic manifolds.