Geometry Working Seminar

Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Clair Dai, Pure Mathematics Department, University of Waterloo

“Introduction to Marsden-Weinstein Symplectic Reduction”

We will give an introduction to the theory of Marsden-Weinstein symplectic reduction, which produces a symplectic manifold as the quotient of the level set of the moment map by the action of a compact Lie group. No background in symplectic geometry will be assumed, but standard results from smooth manifold theory and Lie groups will be used throughout.

M3 3103
 

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