Lagrangian cobordism: what we know and what is it good for

Symplectic Geometry Seminar - Octav Cornea - October 2, 2015

Octav Cornea
University of Montreal
October 2, 2015
I will describe how the notion of Lagrangian cobordism, introduced by Arnold in 1980, offers a systematic perspective on the study of Lagrangian topology. There are three aspects that will be emphasized: the relations with the triangulated structure of the derived Fukaya category, the connection to Seidel’s representation, cobordism based extensions of the Hofer norm. The talk is based mainly on joint work with Paul Biran (ETH).