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The Maslov triple product is alternating in its entries

Let $(V,\omega)$ be a $2g$-dimensional symplectic vector space. I'm trying to understand the Maslov triple product. I know that it can be defined in a variety of ways, but for the applications I'm ...
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What's the relation between the heat kernel proof of the index theorem and deformation quantization?

In the book "Heat kernels and Dirac operators", I found the slogan by Quillen in the Introduction: "Dirac operators are a quantization of the theory of connections, and the supertrace of the heat ...
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The symplectic geometry of cold coconuts

Consider the open set $M \subset \mathbb{C}^{2}$ given by the union of the unit ball $|z_1|^2 + |z_{2}|^2 < 1$ (the coconut) and the cylinder $|z_1| < \epsilon$, $0 < \epsilon < \! \!< ...
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Poincaré recurrence and symplectic packings

Question. Is there any example of a path connected symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ that has infinite volume, but which cannot be packed by an infinite number of symplectic balls of a fixed radius ...
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The universal property of the Liouville $1$-form

I am not totally sure if this question is appropriate for MathOverflow, or if it more adeguate to MathStackexchange. As usual any feedback is welcome. Introduction Given an arbitrary smooth manifold ...
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Hyperkaehler Structures on the cotangent bundle

Let $M$ be a symplectic manifold (not Kaehler). Does there exists in a neighbourhood of the zero section in the cotangent bundle $T^{*}M$ a Hyperkaehler structure? I know that by the paper by Feix on ...
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even dimensional manifold homotopic to a symplectic or complex manifold

I have the following question: Let $M$ be an even dimensional Riemannian manifold. Under which conditions does there exists a homotopy to some symplectic manifold? is there any chance that such a ...
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Geometric meaning of a certain form in almost-Kähler geometry

I have difficulties finding an appropriate reference for the following question: Let $(M^{2n},g,J,\omega)$ be a compact almost Kähler manifold. Let $\operatorname{ric}$ the usual Ricci tensor of ...
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Coadjoint orbits and homogeneous symplectic $G$-manifolds

We know this important fact from A.A.Kirillov that : Every homogeneous symplectic $G$-manifold is locally isomorphic to an orbit in the coadjoint representation of the group $G$ or a central ...
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Monotonicity and perturbation of $J$-holomorphic curves

In a symplectic manifold $(M, \omega)$, $J$-holomorphic curves are special minimal surfaces if $J$ is compatible with the symplectic structure and the metric is induced by $\omega$ and $J$. Minimal ...
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Kirillov-Kostant-Souriau Theorem on $\mathfrak{g}\oplus \mathfrak{g^*} $

My question is about the extention of kirillov's symplectic structure on coadjoint orbits. The most remarkable feature of the coadjoint representation is the fact that all coadjoint orbits possess a ...
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fiber bundle on an orbit of $\mathfrak{g}\oplus\mathfrak{g^*}$

Let $G$, be a Lie Group and $\mathfrak{g}$ be its Lie algebra ,i.e, $Lie(G)=\mathfrak{g}$. Let $\zeta=(\ X,F)\ \in \mathfrak{g}\oplus\mathfrak{g^*}$. Here $X\in \mathfrak{g} $ and $F\in ...
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Legendrian Tubular Neighborhood Theorem

Given a Lagrangian submanifold $L\subset(M,\omega)$ of a symplectic manifold, we have Alan Weinstein's celebrated Lagrangian tubular neighborhood theorem. I now look for the analog on Legendrian ...
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How many Lagrangian submanifolds?

An $n$-dimensional submanifold $L$ of a symplectic manifold $(M^{2n}, \omega)$ is called Lagrangian if $\omega|_L = 0$. I want to get some feeling about how many Lagrangian submanifolds are. For each ...
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When a hyperplane of symmetric forms is determined by a quadric hypersurface?

Let $L$ be a 2D real vector space, $L^*$ its dual, and $\{V,\omega\}$ the symplectic space with $V=L\oplus L^*$ and $\omega$ unambiguously defined by $\omega(l,\lambda):=\lambda(l)$, for all $l\in L$ ...
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Shortest geodesic loop vs. shortest periodic geodesic

Are there simple conditions on a Riemannian metric on the two-sphere that imply that a geodesic loop of minimal length is actually a periodic geodesic? For example, is this true for small ...
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The space of generalized complex structures in sense of N.Hitchin is contractible?

Generalized complex structures were introduced by Nigel Hitchin in 2002. A generalized almost complex structure is an almost complex structure of the generalized tangent bundle which preserves the ...
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model co-isotropic submanifold

Just as the zero section in $T^*\mathbb{R}^N$ (equipped with the standard symplectic form) is the "model" / "quintessential" Lagrangian submanifold, does $T^*\mathbb{R}^N$ have a "model" co-isotropic ...
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Information from Moment Polytopes

Let $T$ be a compact real torus, and $X$ a Hamiltonian $T$-manifold (which you may take to be a smooth complex projective variety) with moment map $\mu:X\rightarrow\frak{t}^*$. If ...
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Does there always exist a line bundle whose Chern class represents an integer symplectic form?

Let $(M, \omega, J)$ be a compact symplectic manifold with a compatible almost complex structure $J$, such that the symplectic form determines an integer cohomology class, ie $$ [\omega] \in H^2(M, ...
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Spaces of symplectic embeddings: Bundle? Smoothness?

Let $(M, \omega)$ and $(N, \sigma)$ be two symplectic manifolds, $M$ compact and without boundary. Consider the space $$ \mathcal{E} = \mathrm{Emb}((M, \omega), (N, \sigma)) $$ of all smooth ...
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Level sets of Hamiltonians of S^1 actions

Suppose that $(M,\omega)$ is a (connected compact) symplectic manifold with a Hamiltonian $S^1$-action given by Hamiltonian $H$. I would like to find a reference for the fact that every level set of ...
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Prequantization and Hilbert space

In the definition of pre-quantization on a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$, we represent a function $f\in C^{\infty}(M)$(with Lie algebra structure) to $\hat{f}$ in the Hilbert space $L^2(M,L,\mu)$ ...
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prequantization on $TM \bigoplus T^*M$

Let $M$ be a pre-symplectic manifold.In recent years several Geometrists are working on $TM \bigoplus T^*M$ which has fascinated the complex and Poisson geometry. In recent decade also Nigel Hitchin ...
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Riemannian and symplectic structures

Let $(\mathcal M,g)$ be a smooth Riemannian manifold and $\Delta$ be the standard (positive) Laplace operator given in coordinates by the usual $$ \Delta=-\vert g\vert^{-1/2}\partial_j(\vert ...
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choices of connection in prequantization

In the definition of pre-quantization of representation $f\to \hat{f}$, (here $\hat{f}$ is Hermitian operator)of $C^{\infty}(M)$ on $L^2(M,L,\mu)$ where $\mu$ is Hermitian form, suppose that there ...
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pre-symplectic and foliation and its trajectories

Let $(M,\omega)$, be pre-symplectic, then can we say, we have a foliation of $M$, with tangent spaces $ker\omega$.What can we say about its trajectories. ?
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contact structure on 3 manifolds

every orientable closed 3-manifold admits a contact structure. how we can construct this contact structure? if the manifold is prime what will happen?
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Looking for a special rank 2 vector bundle

Let $E\to C$ be a rank $2$, degree $2g-2$, holomorphic vector bundle over a curve of genus $g$. By Riemann-Roch theorem, $$H^0(E)-H^1(E)= \deg(E)+2.(1-g)=0. $$ Question: For which $g$, there is such ...
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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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Every real-holomorphic Hamiltonian vector field on a Kähler manifold is Killing (and preserves curvature), yes?

Following the notation of Moroianu's Lectures on Kähler Geometry, we let $(M,g,\Omega,J)$ denote the metric $g$, symplectic form $\Omega$, and complex structure $J$ of a Kähler manifold $M$, ...
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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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Reference on elements of finite order in principal congruence subgroups of symplectic groups

We should start with the definition of the symplectic group for an arbitrary ring $R$. The symplectic group $Sp(g,R)$ is the subgroup of $SL(2g,R)$ such that all elements satisfy $M=J_g^t M J_g$ with ...
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What is Kirillov's method good for?

I am planing to study Kirillov's orbit method. I have seen Kirillov's method in several branch of mathematics, for instance, functional analysis, geometry, .... Why is this theory important for ...
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How to prove Arnold Conjecture without using S^1 localization?

By the Arnold Conjecture, I mean the following statement: Let $M$ be a closed symplectic manifold, and $\phi:M\to M$ a Hamiltonian symplectomorphism with nondegenerate fixed points. Then $ \# ...
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State of research in moduli space of flat connections

I am a recent PhD student trying to settle into a research topic. Even though I have a current project I am working on, I am not particularly enjoying it and would like to switch. Before braving the ...
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{0,1} Maslov potentials on Legendrian knots

A Legendrian knot is a curve in $\mathbb{R}^3$ on which $dz - ydx$ vanishes identically. Its projection to the $x,z$ plane is called a front diagram; as we can recover $y = dz/dx$ this determines the ...
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Examples of non-Kahler symplectic manifolds.

Hi. I want to find an example of symplectic (smooth compact) manifold $(M,\omega)$ whose Betti numbers are not unimodal, i.e. $b_i(M) \leq b_{i+2}(M)$ fails for some $i < n$. ($ \dim{M} = 2n$.) ...
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Linearization of vector fields

Simply, we discuss things on $C^{2n}$ ($or R^{2n}$) but not on manifolds. Given an anayltic (or real analytic) vector field $V$ on $C^{2n}$ ($or R^{2n}$), with a zero at the origin . And $V_{0}$ is ...
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Thom-Gysin Sequences and Stratifications

Let $X$ be an affine algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$, and let $G$ be a semisimple complex linear algebraic group acting by variety automorphisms with finitely many orbits. The decomposition of $X$ ...
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A regular polytope

For positive integers $m$ and $n$, consider a regular polytope in ${\mathbb R}^{m+n+mn}$ with $2^{m+n}$ vertices, corresponding to each $\sigma \in \{-1,1\}^{m+n}$ as follows. The first $m+n$ ...
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Lagrangian submanifolds

Let $\Lambda_{n}$ be the set of all Lagrangian subspaces of $C^{n}$, and $P\in\Lambda_{n}$. Put $U_{P}= ( Q\in\Lambda_{n} : Q\cap (iP)=0 )$. There is an assertion that the set $U_{P}$ is homeomorphic ...
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A basic question related to Hamiltonian isotopy in symplectic geometry

In any standard symplectic geometry/topology textbook, the concept of Hamiltonian isotopy was introduced: $(M, \omega)$ is a sympplectic manifold. Given a symplectic isotopy $\phi_t : M \rightarrow ...
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SLAGs on elliptic curves are only lines?

Let $E=\mathbb{C}/(\mathbb{Z}+\tau\mathbb{Z})$ be an alliptic curve. Define a holomorphic 1-form $dz=dx+idy$ and a Kahler form $\omega=dx\wedge dy$. How can one prove that special Lagrangians on $E$ ...
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Trivial canonical bundle of a Ricci-flat, simplyconnected Kähler manifold

Hallo, I have two questions where I do not really know how to deal with them. Let $(M,J,g)$ be a Kähler manifold, where $g$ is the Riemannian metric and denote by $\omega(\cdot , \cdot) = g(J \cdot ...
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quasi conformal, area preserving homomorphisms of the disc

Restricting a quasi-conformal homeomorphism of the disc to the boundary gives a surjective homomorphism from $QC(D^2)$ (quasi-conformal homeos of $D^2$) to $QS(S^1)$ (quasi-symmetric homeos of the ...
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A question on the SYZ mirror symmetry

A toy SYZ mirror symmetry is described as follows. Let $X$ be a $n$-dimensional compact manifold. The contangent bundle $T^*X$ has a natural symplectic structure locally given by the $2$-form ...
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Intuition for Levi-Civita connection via Hamiltonian flows

A Euclidean metric on a manifold $X$ defines a function on the symplectic space $T^*X$ whose Hamiltonian flow gives geodesics. Is there a similar interpretation of the Levi-Civita connection?
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What is known about the strong Arnold conjecture?

Here are the two versions of Arnold's conjecture on Hamiltonian orbits: Let $(M,\omega)$ be a closed symplectic manifold, and let $H: \mathbb{R/Z} \times M \to \mathbb{R}$ be a nondegenerate ...
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Ricci-flat Kähler metrics on symmetric varieties

Hallo, I have a question on a paper of Azad and Kobayashi "Ricci-flat Kähler metrics on symmetric varieties". Here is the link: ...