Chennai Mathematical Institute

Dr. F.C. Kohli Centre of Excellence

Symplectic Geometry mini-workshop, 20 – 24 May 2024

This workshop will consist of 2 lecture series at CMI by Dr. Mohan Swaminathan (Stanford University) and Dr. Yash Deshmukh (Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton).

  • Mohan Swaminathan, The stable map moduli space and its boundary strata (3 lectures).
    • Pre-requisites: Differential forms, connections on vector bundles; Algebraic curves/Riemann surfaces, Riemann-Roch theorem. Additionally, it would help to have seen the blow up of a complex surface at a point, the strict transform, as well as the dictionary between affine varieties and their coordinate rings.
  • Yash Deshmukh The three avatars of Hochschild cohomology. (3 lectures).
    • Pre-requisites: Algebras and modules over them, chain complexes, tensor products; singular and de Rham cohomology, cup product, intersection product. It would be helpful to have some familiarity with derived functors (Ext, Tor) and the derived category of sheaves, plus the definitions of symplectic manifold, Lagrangian submanifolds, Hamiltonian flows, but all this is not strictly necessary.


Date 11:00 14:00
Mon, 20 May Deshmukh Swaminathan
Tue, 21 May Deshmukh Swaminathan
Wed, 22 May Tutorial Tutorial
Thu, 23 May Deshmukh Swaminathan

The target audience is beginning researchers in geometry (algebraic, symplectic, or differential) but others with interest in this area are also welcome to participate. We will be able to accommodate up to 10-15 non-local participants.


Please send an email to Sukhendu Mehrotra (email address listed on that URL).

Deadline : 3rd May 2024. We will consider late applications if there is a possibility of accommodating them.

If you are a student or a postdoc, please include a write-up (not more than two pages, PDF only) of your research interests and list of publications (if applicable).