Questions tagged [pseudo-holomorphic-curves]

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How not to use J-holomorphic curves [closed]

The field of symplectic topology is filled with subtle traps for the unwary, particularly when it comes to the analysis of $J$-holomorphic curves. So that the next generation of symplectic topologists ...
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A clarification on why the injectivity radius is involved in Lemma 10.7 of Compactness results in Symplectic Field Theory by B.-E.-H.-W.-Z

I'm trying to understand why in the following lemma (Lemma 10.7 of [BEHWZ]), the upper bound on the $L^{\infty}$-norm of the differential is given in terms of the injective radius w.r.t to a specific ...
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Descent of vector bundle along branched cover of curve

Suppose $\pi:C'\to C$ is a branched cover of compact Riemann surfaces such that the associated extension of function fields is Galois with group $G$ -- so that $\pi$ presents $C$ as the quotient $C'$ ...
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Pseudo-holomorphic disk which is constant along boundary

Let $(M,J,\omega)$ be a symplectic manifold with a compatible almost complex structure, $D$ be the closed unit disk in $\mathbb{C}$, and $u:(D,i)\to (M,J)$ be a $(J,i)$-holomorphic map. Question: ...
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Bubbling off of a pseudo holomorphic sphere on surface with cylindrical ends

I need some clarification about the reason why we have a sphere bubbling off in the situation described by Seidel in The Symplectic Floer Homology of a Dehn Twist. I’ll try to summarize to the best ...
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Clarification on the ”neck stretching” applied to the base space of a Lefschetz fibration

I’m asking this question because I’d like to understand better the neck-stretching argument in symplectic geometry and what kind of conclusions one might get out of it in my setting. Assume that I’ve ...
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Compactly supported symplectomorphisms of $D^2$

I'm trying to understand a more basic version about Gromov's theorem about the compactly supported symplectomorphisms of $D^2 \times D^2$ being contractible. Consider the dimensional disk $D^2 \...
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Every symplectic submanifold is J-holomorphic

I am trying to show that every symplectic submanifold $N$ of a 2n- dimensional symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ is J-holomorphic for some compatible almost complex structure $J$. The way I am ...
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Invariance under tame almost complex structure of the fibre tangent space of the symplectic normal bundle

I am trying to understand the construction of symplectic inflation and I am stuck in the following point. Suppose we have a 4 dimensional symplectic manifold $(M, \omega)$. Also suppose that $N \...
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Strip breaking phenomenon in the Gromov compactification of Moduli space of Pseudoholomorphic curves

As the title suggests, I want to understand the strip breaking phenomenon that happens when I Gromov-compactify the moduli space of pseudoholomorphic curves from the holomorphic strip $\Bbb R \times [...
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Floer equation and Cauchy Riemann equation

Consider a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ with the property that $\pi_2(M) = 0$. Given a time dependent hamiltonian $H_t$ on $M$, and a $\omega$-compatible almost complex structure J on M, we may ...
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Pairs of J-holomorphic curves

Let $(M, \omega)$ be a symplectic 4-manifold and let $A$ and $B$ be symplectic submanifolds on M such that $A \cap B = p \in M$.Under what conditions can I find a $\omega$-compatible almost complex ...
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Intuition about bubbling off a ghost bubble

I'm trying to improve my intuition about the bubbling phenomenon for $J$-holomorphic curves $\Sigma \to (M,\omega)$, where $\Sigma$ is a compact Riemann surface with possibly boundary. I assume that ...
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Diffeomorphism of $ \mathbb{C}P^2 \# ~\overline{\mathbb{C}P^2}$

I am currently reading Dusa McDuff's paper "Blow ups and symplectic embedding in dimension 4" and had a few questions regarding the paper. In the paper McDuff uses the following notation. $X = \...
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Unobstructedness of nodal holomorphic curve in symplectic manifold

Suppose $(X,\omega)$ is a compact symplectic manifold and $J$ is an $\omega$-compatible almost complex structure on $X$ (the symplectic structure seems to be irrelevant for this question actually). ...
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DGLA controlling deformation of holomorphic curves

Suppose $C$ is a compact Riemann surface and $X$ is a compact Kähler manifold. Suppose $f:C\to X$ is a stable holomorphic map. Then, the deformations of $f$ are controlled by the complex $L^\bullet = ...
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Diameter of pseudoholomorphic curves

Fix an almost-complex structure $J$ on $\mathbb{R}^{2n}.$ Let $u: (D^2, i) \to (\mathbb{R}^{2n}, J)$ be a $J$-holomorphic disk. My question: can one prove an a-priori bound on the diameter of $u$ (...
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More pseudoholomorphic curves than complex valued functions

A lecture I heard had a remark - "There is a rich class of pseudohoplomorphic curves to a symplectic manifold with an almost complex structure (tamed by the symplectic structure). On the other hand, ...
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How to understand geometrically, the count of pseudoholomorphic discs by (multi)section perturbation of the kuranish structure on the moduli space?

When defining the $A_\infty$ algebra of a Lagrangian (as done in the book by FOOO) it is done by "counting" (integrating over the moduli space or over the fiber of evaluation map) pseudoholomorphic ...
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Fredholm property about $L^p$-extension $(p\neq 2)$ of differential operators

The following is a well-known result for elliptic operators. Theorem. Let $P: \Gamma(E)\to \Gamma(F)$ be an elliptic operator of order $m$ between vector bundles $E$ and $F$ over a compact ...
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Deligne Mumford Compactification of Moduli Space Of Annuli

I am reading Abouzaid's paper "A geometric criterion for generating the Fukaya category" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1001.4593), and it is claimed there, without proof, in section C.4 in the appendix (pp....
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Can one choose a sufficiently generic path of a.c.s such that only “codimension 1” bubbling occurs?

Consider a symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ of dimension $2n$ (closed or open with bounded geometry). Let $L\subset M$ be a compact Lagrangian submanifold (not necessarily connected). Consider two ...
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A genericity argument on family of disconnected holomorphic curves

Let $(W, \lambda)$ be an exact cobordism from $(M_+, \lambda_+)$ to $(M_-, \lambda_-)$ and $\overline{W}$ be the usual symplectic completion of $W$. Let $\mathcal{M}(J)$ be the module space of all ...
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Most general maximum principle for non-integrable almost complex structures

Let $H\subseteq\mathbb C^n$ be a smooth co-oriented real codimension one hypersurface. If $H$ is weakly pseudo-convex, then holomorphic maps $u:\Delta\to\mathbb C^n$ ($\Delta$ denotes the unit disk) ...
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Topology of a convergent sequence of stable maps on a symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold. Let $J$ be a compatible almost complex structure. Let $g$ be the Riemannian metric corresponding to $\omega,J$. Let $f_\nu\colon C_\nu\to M$ be a ...
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infinite-dimensional transversality theorem and its application on the universal moduli space of pseudo-holomorphic curves

We would like to discuss Proposition 3.2.1 in McDuff&Salamon's book "J-holomorphic Curves and Symplectic Topology(Second Endition)". Let me first remind you some background. Let $\Sigma$ be a ...
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In $(\mathbb{R}^4,\omega_{std})$ is positive symplectic area enough to guarantee a pseudoholomorphic disc representative?

I will present my question in the context that I encountered it, although I believe it probably applies in general context. Consider $\mathbb{R}^4 \cong \mathbb{C}^2$ with the standard symplectic form ...
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Shape of the bubbling limit of holomorphic discs

I will present my question in the specifics I encountered it, so maybe some of the details are irrelevant for the desired conclusion. Consider $(S^2\times S^2,\omega_{std})$ the product of two ...
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Pseudo-holomorphic curves in the six-sphere

Equip $S^6$ with the almost complex structure coming from the cross product on $\mathbb R^7$ (i.e. the product on the pure imaginary octonions). What is known about the psudo-holomorphic curves in ...