# Questions tagged [symplectic-topology]

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### Product structures in Rabinowitz Floer homology

Let $(M,d\lambda)$ be a compact exact symplectic manifold and $\overline{M}$ its symplectic completion. For simplicity we can think of $\overline{M}$ has a cotangent bundle and $\partial M$ the sphere ...

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### Index of Floer operator for Hamiltonian vs Lagrangian Floer Homology

I am trying to see if there is a way to translate the computation of the index of the Floer operator for Hamiltonian Floer to Lagrangian Floer. Hamiltonian Floer homology is a theory that counts (...

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### Obstructions to maximal number of independent constants of motion in a given symplectic manifold

Given a compact symplectic manifold $(X, \omega)$, are there any invariants (topological or easily computable geometric/analytic ones) which give an estimate of the maximal number of independent ...

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### Symplectic quasi-states and displaceability of subsets of symplectic manifolds

In the paper "Quasi-states and symplectic intersections", Entov and Polterovich, introduced the notion of a partial symplectic quasi-state and used it the prove the following theorem:
Let $(...

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### How to calculate the exterior derivative on manifolds of smooth mappings?

Let $S$ be a compact finite-dimensional manifold $S$ and $(M, \omega)$ a symplectic manifold. The space of smooth maps from $S$ to $M$, denoted by $\mathcal{M}$, has a canonical infinite-dimensional ...

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### Seeing $\mathbb{CP}^2 \mathbin\# \overline{\mathbb{CP}^2}$ as a symplectic reduction of different manifolds

I have been reading the paper "Remarks on Lagrangian intersections on toric manifolds" by Abreu and Macarini, which gives several non-displaceability results by avoiding the use of ...

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### What are known properties of the boundary curves of J-holomorphic curve with boundary

Suppose $\Sigma$ be a punctured Riemann surface with punctured boundary, and $(M, J)$ be a $2n$-manifold with almost complex structure $J$. Let $L$ be a totally real submanifolds of $M$ in smooth ...

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### Lagrangian cobordisms from a Legendrian knot to its scaled version

Having a Legendrian knot L in $\mathbb R^3$ and its scale aL (the length of Reeb chords of it are scaled by a>0), are these two Legendrians Legendrian isotopic? Maybe weaker, is there an exact ...

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### Transformation of Morse function in $\mathbb{CP}^n$ trough symplectomorphism

I have a question I have been thinking for a while and feel like it should be true but have no idea of how to prove it. First let me introduce a piece of notation.
Consider $(\mathbb{CP}^n,\omega)$ ...

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### Question on the proof of doing a nodal trade, almost-toric fibrations

I am trying to understand the details of the proof of lemma $6.3$ of the following notes https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0210033.pdf, which give us specific conditions of when we can swap a neighborhood of ...

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### Could this be a Hamiltonian symplectomorphism on a symplectic toric manifold

Suppose we have a sympletic toric manifold $(M,\omega)$ of dimension $4$ and let $\triangle$ be its corresponding Delzant polytope. Suppose that this polytope is "nice" enough so that we are ...

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### Neighborhood theorem for conical Lagrangian

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact $2n$ dimensional symplectic manifold and $T$ be a compact smooth $(n-1)$ dimensional manifold.
Let $CT$ be the cone over $T$, i.e. $CT = T\times [0,1] / \sim $ where $\...

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### Non-twist maps of the annulus and their lack of fixed points

I have been wondering about the existence of a kind of `counterexample' to a modification of the Poincare-Birkhoff theorem which badly breaks the twist condition.
Let me state a variant of the ...

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### Doubt in the proof of Mcduff''s method of probes

I have been reading the paper "Displacing Lagrangian toric fibers by probes" by Dusa Mcduff, here is the arxiv link https://arxiv.org/pdf/0904.1686.pdf.
I have a doubt in the proof of lemma $...

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### Displaceability questions of fibers on integrable hamiltonian systems

Alot is known about the (non)-displaceability of the fibers of a toric symplectic manifold. For example there is Mcduff's method of probes to prove displaceability results using the moment polytope, ...

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### Question on Gromov-Witten invariants when $A=0$

I started trying to learn about Gromov-Witten invariants by reading the book "$J$-holomorphic curves and Symplectic Topology" and I have a doubt in an example the authors provide. It's ...

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### Weinstein fillings of a unit cotangent bundle

Given a closed, orientable manifold M, and its unit cotangent bundle $ST^{\ast}M$. I wonder under which conditions $ST^{\ast}M$ admits a subcritical Weinstein filling?

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### Smooth handle attachment vs Weinstein handle attachment

Given a closed smooth manifold $M$ of dimension $n$, to which we attach a $k$-handle $H_k$.
Take $T^{\ast} M$, can one realize $T^{\ast} (M\cup H_k)$ as a result of symplectic or Weinstein handle ...

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### Realizing closed manifolds as Legendrian submanifolds of the standard contact vector space

I started learning some basic contact geometry, in particular its flexible side, and I got stuck with the following naive question. Given a closed manifold of dimension $n$, we can always embed it ...

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### Choice of a family of almost complex structures when defining Floer Homology

Consider a $1$-periodic Hamiltonian $H:S^{1}\times M\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ defined on a compact symplectic manifold $M$. Let's suppose $M$ is nice enough so that we can develop Floer theory on it. ...

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### Definition of Floer complex in Floer's "Morse theory for Lagrangian intersections"

I am moving the first steps into Lagrangian Floer theory and I am trying to understand the construction, as in the original paper, for the field $\mathbb{Z}_2$ (no orientations) and $\pi_2(P,L) = 0$.
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### On exotic symplectic structures of smooth closed 4-manifolds

What are some known techniques and examples of exotic symplectic structures on a fixed smooth closed 4-manifolds [by exotic I mean two symplectic structures that are not symplectomorphic]. This sounds ...

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### Gluing maps in Floer Homology and boundary conditions

Recently, I have been trying to a construction of a gluing map regarding the Lagrangian Floer Homology of two fibers in the cotangent bundle $T^*M$ of a manifold , in order to prove that the map $\...

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### Linearization of the Floer equation

In Floer Homology we want to prove that the Moduli spaces $\mathcal{M}(x^{-},x^{+})$ are finite dimensional manifolds. This is done by expressing them as the zero set of a Fredholm map. First one ...

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### Is diffeomorphism of symplectic manifolds which preserves Lagrangian submanifolds and $J$-holomorphic curves necessarily symplectomorphism?

Consider a diffeomorphism of two symplectic manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$ with compatible J structures, which sends Lagrangian submanifolds of $M_1$ to Lagrangian submanifolds of $M_2$. Assume moreover ...

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### Gluing of Morse-type trajectories in "Floer Homology of Cotangent bundles"

In the paper by A. Abbondadolo and M.Schwarz, "On the Floer homology of cotangent bundles" arXiv link, to prove the desired isomorphism between the Floer homology and the Morse homology of ...

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### Gluing of hybrid trajectories in Floer homology

In the paper by A. Abbondadolo and M.Schwarz, "On the Floer homology of cotangent bundles" arXiv link, to prove the desired isomorphism between the Floer homology and the Morse homology of ...

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### Banach manifold structure on the moduli space of hybrid trajectories

I am reading the paper "On the Floer homology of cotangent bundles", (arXiv link) , by Abbondandolo and Schwarz and in page $35$ to define the isomorphism between the Morse complex and the ...

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### Multisymplectic connections and topological invariants

I was wondering if there exists any notion of multisymplectic connection that naturally generalizes symplectic (Fedosov) connections in symplectic geometry.
From symplectic connections, it is well ...

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### Transversality and $C^l$, $C^{\infty}$ spaces of almost complex structures

Recently I have been trying to get a grip on transversality results in Floer homology. That is suppose we the section $\partial_{J,H}: W^{1,p}(u^*(TM))\rightarrow L^{p}(u^*(TM))$ and we want to prove ...

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### If two symplectic toric manifolds are diffeomorphic, are they necessarily equivariantly diffeomorphic?

Suppose $M$ and $N$ are two symplectic toric manifolds. If $M$ is diffeomorphic to $N$, can we deduce that $M$ is equivariantly diffeomorphic to $N$ with respect to their torus actions?

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### Continuation principle for solutions of Floer's equation in $\mathbb{R}\times [0,1]$ and transversality

Consider $(M,\omega)$ a symplectic manifold and $J$ a compatible almost complex structure. For me it's well known that if we consider 2 solutions $u,v:\mathbb{R}\times S^1\rightarrow M$ of Floer's ...

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### Writting the Floer map in local coordinates using the exponential chart

Following Salamon's Notes in Floer Homology , consider the Floer equation
$$\mathcal{F}(u):=\partial_su+J_t(\partial_tu+\nabla H_t(u))=0$$
Then we can write in local coordinates
$$\mathcal \Phi_u^{-1}(...

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### Kahler property and finite covering

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold and $\pi:\tilde M\to M$ a finite covering. Clearly $(\tilde M,\pi^*\omega)$ is a compact symplectic manifold. Suppose we know that $(\tilde M,\pi^*\...

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### Dismissing pseudoholomorphic curves in embedded contact homology

In the papers
The periodic Floer homology of a Dehn twist,
Rounding corners of polygons and the embedded contact homology of $T^3$,
and Combinatorial embedded contact homology for toric contact ...

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### Associativity of orientations of determinant bundles in Floer homology

I have been reading the paper "Coherent orientations for periodic orbits problems in symplectic geometry" by Floer and Hofer, trying to understand how we can orient the moduli spaces that ...

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### Compactness of Moduli spaces in Lagrangian Floer Cohomology

I have been reading Denis Aurox lecture notes on Fukaya Categories https://arxiv.org/pdf/1301.7056.pdf , and in page $9$ he starts to discuss the compactness properties of the moduli spaces and how we ...

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### Removal of singularities theorem for J-holomorphic curves in non-compact manifolds

Following the book by Mcduff and Salamon, J-holomorphic curves and Symplectic Topology, we know that every $J-$holomorphic curve on the punctured disk with values in a compact symplectic manifold ...

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### Computation of the Fredhom index in Floer theory

I have been reading Salamon's lecture notes on Floer homology, and to compute the Fredholm index of operators they use the fact that the spectral flow of $A(s)$ is the Fredholm index. Now in the proof ...

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### Compactness properties in floer homology of cotangent bundles in the non-periodic case

Following the paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0408280.pdf I have been interested in studying the case of solutions $x:[0,1] \rightarrow T^*M$ such that $x(0)\in T_{q_0}^*M$ and $x(1)\in T_{q_1}^*M$ ...

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### Linking number of specific Reeb orbits in a toric domain ($S^3$ diffeomorphic)

Consider a toric domain defined by the region bounded on the first quadrant by a function $f:[0,a]\mapsto [0,b]$ with $a,b>0;f(0)=b,f(a)=0,f(x)>0 \hspace{2mm} \forall x\in [0,a)$. We know that $\...

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### Using the removal of singularities theorem in $\mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^1-\{0,\infty\}$ with lagrangian boundary conditions

Reading the paper "Floer Cohomology of Lagrangian intersections" the authors construct a map $f: \mathbb{R}^n \times [0,2^N]\rightarrow \mathbb{C}\mathbb{P}^n$ such that $f(\tau,0)=f(\tau,2^...

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### Cotangent bundles of surfaces as varieties

As far as I understand, it is easy to see (and find in the literature) that the affine variety
$$z_1^2+z_2^2+z_3^2=1$$
with the restriction of the standard $\omega_{std}$ of $\mathbb{C}^3$ is ...

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### Are there paths of non-degenerate $2$-forms joining two symplectic structures on open $4$-manifolds?

There is a Theorem of Conolly, L$\hat{\text{e}}$ and Ono which states that on a closed simply-connected $4$-manifold two cohomologous symplectic forms can be joined by a path of non-degenerate $2$-...

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### Properties of $I_{\mu}$ for Lagrangian Floer Homology in the Cotangent bundle

Following the notation of the book "Lagrangian intersection Floer theory anomaly and obstruction" suppose we have that our symplectic manifold is a cotangent bundle $T^*M$ with the canonical ...

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### Higher genus (Hamiltonian perturbed) holomorphic curves in cotangent bundle of S^1

Consider $T^*S^1$ as symplectic manifold, with hamiltonian function $H(x,y) = y^2$ (y is the fiber direction, I know this is morse bott but it can be perturbed). consider the set of maps $u: \Sigma \...

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### A theorem about the symplectic geometry of projective bundles

I am trying to understand the following theorem about symplectomorphisms of projective bundles. Theorem 1.5 of "Characteristic Classes in Symplectic Topology" A.G. Reznikov. Selecta ...

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### How does the Maslov index of a loop `project’ to the rotation number?

I’m trying to learn some Legendrian contact homology and the grading of the generators of the DGA are given by computing a fractional rotation number. In the symplectisation, this number is the Conley-...

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### (Contradiction) All symplectic manifolds are holomorphic

I’m studying symplectic manifolds and almost complex structures. This lead to two propositions:
Proposition 1 (from da Silva’s Lectures on Symplectic Geometry): If $J_0$ and $J_1$ are almost complex ...

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### Is the forgetful map a submersion away from the nodal points?

Let $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n}$ be the moduli space of stable curves of genus zero with $n$ marked points. For $n \geq 4$ we have a forgetful map $\pi \colon \overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n}\rightarrow ...