# Tagged Questions

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### Reference Request: “Neck Stretching Procedure” (In Symplectic Field Theory)

I've been reading some papers in Symplectic Geometry which refer to something called "Stretching the neck", and give reference to Eliashberg, Givental and Hofer's SFT paper ...
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### Symplectic sum and Symplectic cut

The symplectic sum of Gompf and the symplectic cut of Lerman are known to be inverse of each other, in the sense that if you apply one of these first and the other one afterward, you obtain the ...
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### On Lerman's description of symplectic cut

Assume $(X,\omega)$ is a compact real $2n$-dimensional symplectic manifold with a Hamiltonian torus action corresponding to the moment map $\mu:X\to \mathfrak{t}^*\cong \mathbb{R}^k$. In this ...
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### The importance of differentiable dynamics from outside dynamics? (mainly topology)

I'm looking for examples that highlight how dynamical systems (particularly, Hamiltonian and Reeb dynamics) can be used to shed light in other areas of mathematics. This could potentially include ...
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### Can symplectic blow up increase symplectic capacities?

Let $N$ be a symplectic submanifold of $M$. Symplectic blow up of $M$ along $N$ is an operation replacing a tubular neighborhood of $N$ with the projectivization of that neighborhood. So it decreases ...
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### Symplectic blow-up

Blow-ups of points can also be performed in the symplectic category; for a given point $p\in (X,\omega)$ we choose a Darboux chart around $p$ and then use the symplectic cut corresponding to the ...
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### $q_{S^*\omega}(X)=S^{\ast}q_{\omega}(X)$ ?

Definition: Let $(V,\Omega)$ be a symplectic vector space, we define $\perp:\Lambda ^k(V^*)\to\Lambda ^{k-2}(V^{\ast})$ by $\perp(\omega)=i_{X_{\Omega}}(\omega)$ here if ...
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### A Question on Exterior Forms

For the last few days, I have been trying to answer the following algebraic question in exterior algebra. The following question appears as an algebraic step in the context of existence of solutions ...
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### Square root for Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms

Let $\psi_t: X\to X$, $t \in [0,1]$, be a path Hamiltonian diffeomorphism on a symplectic manifold $X$, given by functions $H_t$. If $H_t \equiv H$ is independent of $t$ then  \psi_1 = ...
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### Pseudocycle definition of open Gromov-Witten invariants

I decided my original question was unnecessarily long, and have edited to simply ask the desired question directly (the below is much more direct than my original post, though it may seem just as ...
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### SFT gluing on chain level in Floer homology?

I came across a new type of gluing in the FOOO paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.1660 (maybe not so new to experts). The situation is as follows: one considers a relative (to lagrangian) class and ...
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### How transitive are the actions of symplectomorphism groups ?

This question is motivated by the classical fact from differential geometry : Let $M$ be a smooth manifold of dimension at least $2$. Then for any $n$ the diffeomorphism group $\textrm{Diff}(M)$ ...
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### The Hard Lefschetz property on Almost-Kahler manifolds

In the realm of almost-Kahler geometry , to what extent , the hard Lefschetz property is still holds?
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### Reference for Almost-Kahler geometry

Is there any comprehensive reference for Almos-Kahler geometry or more generally to Almost- Hermitian geometry ?
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### Almost-Kahler Einstein four manifolds

Are the odd Betti numbers of an Almost-Kahler Einstein four manifolds necessarily even ?
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### Is every contractible loop contained in a Darboux chart?

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a symplectic manifold and $\gamma:S^1 \rightarrow M$ be a contractible smooth loop. Is it possible to find an open set $U \subset M$ such that $\gamma(S^1) \subset U$ and such ...
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### When are two symplectic forms “isotopic”?

I've been skulking around MathOverflow for about a month, reading questions and answers and comments, and I guess it's about time I asked a question myself, so here is one has interested me for a long ...
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### Real interpretations of Discontinuities in Floer homology

This question is motivated by the answer in this question (you dont have to read it to understand the following). I am not that proficient in calculating Floer homology, and I held back on answering ...
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### Hamiltonian displaceability of tori in symplectic balls

Here is my first try at a question, which is a really easy to state question about displaceability: Let $D$ be the unit disk in the complex plane $D = \{ |z| \leq 1 \}$ equipped with its standard ...
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### Understanding moment maps and lie brackets

I'm trying to learn about moment maps in symplectic topology (suppose our Lie group is G with lie algebra g, acting on the symplectic manifold (M,w) by symplectomorphisms). I'm having a hard time, and ...
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### Why is every symplectomorphism of the unit disk Hamiltonian isotopic to the identity?

That is, for any symplectomorphism $\psi: D^2 \to D^2$, there should be a time-dependent Hamiltonian Ht on D2 such that the corresponding flow at time 1 is equal to $\psi$. I found this in claim a ...
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### Why (and whether) is any smooth embedded torus in R^4 isotopic to an embedded Lagrangian torus?

The question is pretty self-explanatory; we are dealing with the standard symplectic structure on ℝ4. Some background: I'm reading the thesis "Lagrangian Unknottedness of Tori in Certain ...
Given a Hamiltonian $H$ on $\mathbb{R}^{2n}$ and a periodic orbit $\gamma$, what in general can one say about the existence of periodic orbits near $\gamma$? I'm almost embarrassed to ask this ...