Chennai Mathematical Institute


2.00-3.00 pm, Seminar Hall
Mini Course by Prof. Alexandru Oancea
Floer theory and applications in symplectic topology

Alexandru Oancea
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, France.


The goal of this minicourse is to present some applications of Floer theory to symplectic topology. I intend to spend some decent amount of time on the analysis involved in the construction of Floer homology. The applications that I will present mainly concern Hamiltonian dynamics : existence of periodic orbits and of leafwise intersection points of Hamiltonian flows and of Reeb flows. The course will build from scratch and is intended for a wide audience.