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
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.