Math 257A: Symplectic Geometry and Topology

Winter 2023

Lectures: Eleny Ionel, Tue and Th 10:30am-11:50am in room 384-I

Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2pm and by appointment.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to symplectic geometry and topology. We will cover standard material and end with very brief introduction to more advanced topics (holomorphic curves techniques). The main topics we plan to cover in this course include:

This is meant to be mostly an introductory course to the subject, and there are no formal prerequisites for this class, although a good background in topology, geometry and analysis/PDEs is desirable.

Recommended reading: We will not follow any references too closely but here are some suggestions:

Further Readings/Classical papers:

Tentative Schedule: