Berlin-Hamburg-Seminar am 15.01.2018
Oleg Lazarev (Columbia) tba
Ivan Smith (Cambridge) Stability conditions in symplectic topology
In algebraic geometry, derived categories may be studied through their associated spaces of stability conditions; this is a particularly powerful technology for studying the autoequivalence group of the category. By analogy, one might hope that spaces of stability conditions on the Fukaya category shed light on the symplectic mapping class group of a symplectic manifold. I will try to explain how this philosophy plays out in a few situations, assuming as little background as feasible.