3-Manifold Seminar: Perfect Bott-Morse functions from moment maps

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a result of Frankel that moment maps from circle actions on symplectic manifolds give rise to perfect Bott-Morse functions via Smith theory (the localization theorem). We'll also discuss the Goldman symplectic form on moduli spaces of representations of surface groups.