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Survey Articles in Symplectic Geometry

The papers in this volume were written by graduate students in the course
Math 242, Symplectic Geometry, in the Fall Semester of 2002. The papers
were revised by the authors after a reading by one other student and the
instructor.
Each paper is either a survey of an area or a tutorial essay in a topic
related to symplectic geometry. We hope that these papers will be useful
for students and researchers interested in a quick look at several aspects
of symplectic geometry and its applications.

The papers are in pdf format.

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On the Kontesevich Formula for Deformation Quantization by Alfonso Gracia-Saz**

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Symplectic Lefschetz Fibrations and the Geography of Symplectic 4-manifolds by Matt Harvey**

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Quiver Varieties from a Symplectic Viewpoint by Joel Kamnitzer**

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Contact Geometry and 3-Manifolds by James Otterson**