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Legendrian Topology and Its Applications


Speaker: Roger Casals, MIT
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Fri, Feb 2 2018, 4:10PM

This is an invitation to contact geometry and its applications. First, I will introduce Legendrian submanifolds and explain new ways of using them to understand complex affine manifolds. Then I will present current progress in the study of higher-dimensional Legendrians which connects to combinatorics, via the study of planar graphs, and gauge theory, through moduli spaces of flat connections.