Symplectic Isotopies of Ellipsoids and Polydisks

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Richard Hind, University of Notre Dame
LD 265

Let $U$ and $V$ be domains in symplectic Euclidean space. A basic problem in symplectic topology is to determine whether two embeddings $f_0,f_1:U \longrightarrow V$ are isotopic through symplectic embeddings. We will survey some results, starting with the famous Camel Theorem, and then talk about recent work dealing with the case when the range $V$ is an ellipsoid.