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An Introduction to Symplectic Geometry

Student-Run Applied & Math Seminar

Speaker: Andrew Port
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Mar 4 2009, 12:10PM

Symplectic geometry is a powerful and greatly unexplored field. From the exterior algebra to Kaehler manifolds, I'll give basic definitions, intuition and, along the way, a simple proof that no n-sphere (other than 0- or 2-) is a complex projective variety.