Katrin Wehrheim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Institute for Advanced Study
October 17, 2011 2:00PM
A Lagrangian correspondence is a Lagrangian submanifold in the product of two symplectic manifolds. This generalizes the notion of a symplectomorphism and was introduced by Weinstein in an attempt to build a symplectic category. In joint work with Chris Woodward we define such a category in which all Lagrangian correspondences are composable morphisms. We extend it to a 2-category by extending Floer homology to cyclic sequences of Lagrangian correspondences.