University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

Oct. 21 2002, 2:10 - 3

Martin Pinsonnault

University of Toronto

"Topology of the space of symplectic balls"

Abstract: In this talk, we will explain how to calculate the rational homotopy of the space $E$ of symplectic embeddings of $B^4(r)$ into $S^2\times S^2$. In particular, we will see that the homotopy type of $E$ depends on the capacity of the ball $B^4(r)$.