Coordinates: JH Michell Theatre in the Richard Berry Building
Speaker: Mohammed Abouzaid (Clay Mathematics Institute/MIT)
Title: Symplectic topology and higher dimensional analogues of ribbon graphs
Abstract: There have been quite a few recent developments in our understanding of Floer-theoretic aspects of symplectic topology, in particular of the Fukaya category. I will give some broad survey of these ideas, and in particular of Kontsevich's categorical perspective on the notion of a Lagrangian skeleton.