## Archive for the ‘**Floer theory**’ Category

## Symplectic/Contact Geometry VII at Les Diablerets, Day 1

I’m currently in Switzerland at the seventh “Symplectic Geometry, Contact Geometry and Interactions” Workshop funded by CAST. This is a yearly conference which started at the same time I started my PhD so I have a great fondness for these workshops. This one is in the mountains, which makes me even fonder…

After three excellent talks today I decided to act as a “maths journalist” and summarise the main ideas from the talks in this blog. I may not be able to keep this up, as there’s six talks tomorrow and too much snow to enjoy. Today’s talks were:

- Urs Frauenfelder “A -structure on the Lagrangian Grassmannian”
- Yochay Jerby “The symplectic topology of projective manifolds with small dual”
- Alex Ritter “Floer theory for negative line bundles”

## UCL Geometry and Topology Open Day talk: Floer theory

These are the notes from the twenty minute talk I’m going to give at the UCL Geometry and Topology Open Day for prospective PhD students (November 14th 2012). For those who are interested in reading more, check out Milnor’s book on Morse theory and Atiyah’s early survey paper on Floer theory.