University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

Monday, 20 October 2008, 2:10pm
Bahen 6183


Tel Aviv University

Symplectic quasi-states and applications


Symplectic quasi-states are certain functionals which arose at the intersection of symplectic topology and (modern) functional analysis. The specific symplectic quasi-states which will be defined in this talk come from Floer homology and consequently enjoy many nice properties. These properties allow for various applications, and we'll demonstrate two of them: restrictions on partitions of unity and simultaneaous measurements in classical mechanics.