Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Symplectic embeddings, toric domains and billiards

Seminar | January 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Vinicius G. B. Ramos, IMPA

 Department of Mathematics

Embedded contact homology capacities were defined by Michael Hutchings and they have been shown to provide sharp obstructions to many symplectic embeddings. In this talk, I will explain how they can be used to study symplectic embeddings of the lagrangian bidisk and how this space is related to the space of billiards on a round disk.