Hamiltonian systems, symplectic flows, classical integrable systems

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### Why are there so few quaternionic representations of simple groups?

Having spent many hours looking through the Atlas of Finite Simple Groups while in Grad school, I recall being rather intrigued by the fact that among the sporadic groups, only one (McLaughlin as I ...

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### Does $S^4$ have a “symplecto-homeomorphic” structure?

The 4-sphere cannot be a symplectic manifold. In particular, it does not admit an atlas whose transition maps are symplectomorphisms ...

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### Homotopy equivalence vs weak homotopy equivalence in Gromov's h-principle

My question concerns Gromov's h-principle for open diffeomorphism-invariant partial differential relations on open manifolds; see e.g. Eliashberg/Mishachev: Introduction to the h-principle, §6.2.A and ...

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### What is the Hochschild cohomology of the Fukaya-Seidel category?

Let $(Y, \omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold and let $Fuk(X,\omega)$ be its Fukaya category. The Hochschild cohomology of this category should be given by $HH^\bullet(Fuk(Y,\omega))=H^\bullet(Y, ...

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### Is tightness decidable?

Given a contact structure on a three-manifold, is there an algorithm to decide whether or not it tight?
For concreteness' sake, let's agree to represent the given contact three-manifold via an ...

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### Compact Symplectic Fano (strongly monotone) manfiolds

What are known examples of compact symplectic Fano manifolds, apart from those that come from algebraic geometry?
We define symplectic Fano manifold as a symplectic manifold $(M,w)$, such that
...

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### Kernel of “Hat to Plus” in Heegaard Floer Homology

Given a 3-manifold $M$, there is a map of Heegaard Floer groups $$f:\widehat{HF}(M) \to HF^+(M)$$
induced by the inclusion $$\widehat{CF}(M) \to CF^+(M)$$ of the respective chain complexes.
Given a ...

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### Wrapped Fukaya categories of Stein manifolds

By the work of Abouzaid, we know that the wrapped Fukaya category of $T^\ast Q$ with $Q$ a closed smooth manifold is generated by a cotangent fiber. Basically, this is an application of Abouzaid's ...

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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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### 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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### flexibility of almost contact ``Reeb'' vector fields

New version of the question:
Given an odd dimensional manifold $V$, an almost contact structure is a pair of $(\alpha, \omega)$, where $\alpha$ is a non-vanishing 1-form and $\omega$ is a 2-form ...

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### Homology classes represented by $J$-holomorphic curves

Let $\Sigma$ be a compact Riemann surface with complex structure $j$. Let $(M,J)$ be an almost complex manifold. A map $u: \Sigma \rightarrow M$ is called $J$-holomorphic if
$$ du \circ j = J \circ ...

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### The open problem of nth quantization

In trying to explain a quote by E. Nelson, "First quantization is a mystery, but second quantization is a functor!" Baez points out what follows (full text available in this week find; I'm also ...

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### Kontsevich's lecture at Rutgers (1996)

Reading some papers about (homological) mirror symmetry I have found the reference to the unpublished Kontsevich's lecture at Rutgers University (Nov 11, 1996). I would like to know if someone has ...

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### Is Witten's new method of quantization useful for geometric complexity theory?

The Kempf-Ness theorem (see e.g. arXiv:0912.1132) - that the algebraic quotient of geometric invariant theory is also a symplectic quotient - suggests (to me) that certain physical constructions used ...

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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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### Degenerate moduli spaces in Floer homology

Let $(W,\omega)$ be a closed symplectially aspherical symplectic
manifold, and fix a Hamiltonian $H\in C^{\infty}(W\times S^{1};\mathbb{R})$
and a compatible almost complex structure $J$ on $W$. Given ...

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### Question about theorem in Arnold's book on action-angles variables

I have a question about the action-angle theorem on p. 283 in Arnold's textbook on classical mechanics.(I added the link to this book in the last part of this question)
If you don't have the book or ...

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### Question on Ionel and Parker's paper: Relative Gromov Witten Invariants

In defining Gromov-Witten invariants using symplectic geometry, most of the trouble is to achieve transversality for moduli spaces of pseudo-holomorphic curves which are multiple covers of simple ...

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### From convex geometry to contact topology

Here is a problem in contact topology that was suggested by Petya's answer to this mathoverflow question of mine.
Let $S^* \mathbb{R}^n$ be the space of cooriented contact elements of $\mathbb{R}^n$. ...

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### Fubini-Study form on weighted projective spaces

As it is known, $\mathbb CP^n$ with Fubini-Study symplectic form can be get by the symplectic reduction of $\mathbb C^{n+1}$ with a symplectic form $\sum_{i=0}^n dz_i\wedge d\bar z_i$ by a hamiltonian ...

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### Handle attachment in symplectic category

It is known that for an exact symplectic manifold $(M,\omega_M)$ with a convex boundary $(\partial M,\theta_M)$, where $d\theta_M=\omega_M$ (usually called a Liouville domain), one can attachment to ...

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### Schoenflies and symplectic topology

The final report from a workshop on Morse theory in low-dimensional and symplectic topology includes the following question, posed by Michael Hutchings: Can we apply symplectic geometry to solve the ...

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### When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable

Let $X=G/H$ for a reductive group $G$ and $X$ is normal and has an open $B$-orbit, for a Borel subgroup $B$ then we call $X$ spherical.
My question is When a Spherical variety is $K$-stable? Is ...

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### Why is geometric quantization (esp. Berezin-Toeplitz quantization) interesting for a symplectic geometer/topologist?

I know that many symplectic geometers are interested in quantization as well.
From what I understood, quantization isn't expected to be used as a tool to answer symplectic questions (as in ...

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### Are conical symplectic resolutions Mori dream spaces?

This is one of these questions where it's tempting to just leave it at the title, but let me try to define the objects in question.
A conical symplectic resolution is a projective resolution of ...

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### How to prove that a certain action is hamiltonian?

I posted this question here on math.stackexchange.com. I have not had an answer, and I thought it could be more appropriate here.
(Please, If you judge this my opinion is wrong, then I will delete ...

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### Weakest condition for an integrable, almost-symplectic manifold?

I was recently speaking with someone who works in Computational Chemistry and they mentioned that in a lot of the computational simulations they do, they have systems that are not symplectic but still ...

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### Symplectic invariance of Hodge numbers?

Let $(X,\omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold. If $J$ is a $\omega$-compatible complex structure on $X$ then $(X,\omega,J)$ is a compact Kähler manifold and so has Hodge numbers $h^{p,q}$.
My ...

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### Geometric quantization: why are the prequantum operators self-adjoint?

I'm reading a bit about geometric quantization and, among the axioms of this construction, is one requiring that the operator $\hat f = -\textrm i \hbar \nabla _{X_f} + f$ associated to the classical ...

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### $H(M)$ necessarily highly non-integrable, i.e. forms contact structure?

Let$$M^{2n - 1} = \{z \in \textbf{C}^n : \textbf{h}(\textbf{z}, \textbf{z}) \equiv \textbf{z} \cdot \overline{\textbf{z}} = \textbf{1}\}$$be the unit sphere in $\textbf{C}^n$. Consider the ...

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### The autonomous diameter of the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms of the standard symplectic space

The autonomous norm of a Hamiltonian diffeomorphism $h$ of a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ is the smallest number $n\in \mathbf N$ such that $h=a_1\dots a_n$, where $a_i$ are autonomous ...

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### Is there any work on “super Fukaya categories”?

There is a well-established notion of "supermanifold", and in the world of supergeometry it makes sense to talk about symplectic structures. Actually, there are various kinds of symplectic ...

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### Uniqueness of Birkhoff Normal Form and KAM theory for Symplectomorphims

I am starting to work with Hamiltonian Dynamics and I have been taking a look at some of the basic stuff in KAM theory. I have posted part of this question at MSE but as I did not get any response I ...

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### A vector space associated with a vector field on a symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a $2n$ dimensional symplectic manifold and $X$ is a smooth vector field on $M$. Consider the following subvector space of $\chi^{\infty}(M)$: $$S(X)=\{Y\in ...

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### Concrete almost-complex structures on $3 \#CP^2$

The connect sum $X:=CP^2\# CP^2 \# CP^2$ supposedly supports almost-complex structures, i.e. endomorphisms $J$ of the tangent bundle such that $J^2=-id$. The existence of these almost-complex ...

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### Unobstructed Lagrangian tori

Let $X$ be a compact symplectic manifold, $U$ a Darboux chart, and $L$ a standard Lagrangian torus in $U$. Is $H^1(L)$ weakly unobstructed in the sense of Fukaya-Oh-Ohta-Ono (that is, does $b \in ...

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### Classification of Compact Symplectic Homogeneous Spaces

Let $M=G/H$ be a compact homogeneous space, $G$ a compact Lie Group and $H$ a closed subgroup. Is there some classification, akin to the Kaehler case, for which such manifolds admit a symplectic ...

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### Laplacians associated to symplectic cohomologies

I am reading the paper"cohomology and Hodge theory on symplectic manifolds I" by Tseng and Yau. In this paper they consider several cohomologies on symplectic manifolds $(M,\omega)$based on the ...

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### Sophus Lie on the symplectic foliation theorem

Given a Poisson manifold $(P,\{\cdot,\cdot\})$, its characteristic distribution $\mathcal C$ is the singular tangent distribution on $M$ generated by the Hamiltonian vector fields,i.e.
$$\mathcal ...

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### Jones Polynomial and Quantum Field Theory

I am trying Witten's paper but unable to re-produce the computations presented in the paper.
I tried few things on internet but all these tutorials explicitly don't show the calculations and refer to ...

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### A generalization of Liouville formula for the determinant of a system of ODE?

Let $\Phi(t)$ be an $n\times n$ complex matrix whose columns are (independent) solutions of the system of ordinary differential equations (ODE):
$\frac{d}{dt}y= A(t) y$, where $A(t)$ is a ...

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### Lie-infinity structure in Lagrangian Floer theory ?

Is there (besides the A-infinity structure) also a L-infinity structure in Lagrangian Floer theory (forming together a G-infinity structure) - like in Hochschild cohomology ?

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### Quantum dynamics on varieties: asymptotic quantum trace distance on SHL varieties

The Question Asked
Definition: the Second-Hand Lion trace distance $D_k$
Let $\mathcal{M}^{(kk)}_r$ be the set of $k\times k$ complex matrices of rank $\le r$ having unit trace norm. Then the ...

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### Almost-Kahler Einstein four manifolds

Are the odd-degree Betti numbers of a compact Almost-Kahler Einstein four manifold necessarily even ?

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### Are there cohomology classes on a hyperkähler manifolds which pull back to the Stiefel-Whitney classes on every Lagrangian submanifold?

This is a bit of a stab in the dark but I was wondering if anyone has defined cohomology classes on a hyperkähler manifold which pull back to the Stiefel-Whitney classes on any submanifold which is ...

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### About a non-degeneracy of Hodge-Riemann form..

Let $(M^{2n},\omega)$ be a closed connected symplectic manifold and let
$HR : H^2(M;R) \times H^2(M;R) \rightarrow R$ be the Hodge-Riemann form defined by
$HR(\alpha,\beta) = \int_M \alpha \beta ...

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### symplectic matrices

If $( A B | C D)$ is a symplectic matrix with entries in the finite field with two elements, is it necessarily the case that
$\sum_{i,j,k} a_{ij}b_{ij}c_{ik}d_{ik} = 0$?
This arose in connection ...

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### When should a moment polytope have “smooth” faces?

A codimension $d$ face of a polytope is called rationally smooth if it lies on only $d$ facets, because this is exactly the condition for the corresponding toric variety to have only orbifold ...