Fall 2012 MATH 277 001 LEC

Topics in Differential Geometry
001 LECTuTh 330-5P 87 EVANSHUTCHINGS, M54463
Units/CreditFinal Exam GroupEnrollment
4NONELimit:35 Enrolled:16 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:19 [on 11/02/12]
Additional Information: 

Prerequisites: Basic algebraic and differential topology (214, 215a) is essential. Familiarity with more algebraic topology (215b) and symplectic geometry (242) is helpful. Background material will be reviewed as needed depending on the audience.

Syllabus: The goal of this course is to introduce different kinds of contact homology and their applications to distinguishing contact manifolds, obstructing symplectic cobordisms and symplectic embeddings, and the Weinstein conjecture and generalizations. The beginning of the course will review necessary background on Morse theory and holomorphic curves.

Office: 923 Evans

Office Hours: TBA

Required Text: None.

Recommended Reading: Lecture notes on some of the topics will be provided. References will be given for other topics.



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