## Symplectic GeometryCornell University, Spring 2018 |

**Lecturer:** Liat Kessler

**Office hours**: Th 14:50-15:50 at Malott 581

**Meetings: **TuTh 08:40 - 09:55 at Malott 205

**Credit: ** Seminar presentations and class participation

**Presentations:** Here is a list of possible topics. You are welcome to suggest other topics. We aim for one lecture per student. As part of the presentation, you are asked to send me clear typed notes of your lecture, to be posted on the course website.

**Required background: ** Fundamental Concepts in Topology and Differential Geometry.

Text: Lectures on Symplectic Geometry, A. Cannas da Silva, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Springer-Verlag, 2008

Recommended texts:

- Symplectic techniques in physics, V. Guillemin & S. Sternberg, Cambridge University Press, 1984
- Torus actions on symplectic manifolds, M. Audin, Birkhauser, 2004
- Introduction to Symplectic Topology, D. McDuff and D. Salamon, Oxford University Press, 1998

**Lectures, Homworks, and Reading Schedule.**