The topology of rationally and polynomially convex domains

13 November 2014
14:00
Kai Cieliebak
Abstract

Rationally and polynomially convex domains in ${\mathbb C}^n$ are fundamental objects of study in the theory of functions of several complex variables. After defining and illustrating these notions, I will explain joint work with Y.Eliashberg giving a complete characterization of the possible topologies of such domains in complex dimension at least three. The proofs are based on recent progress in symplectic topology, most notably the h-principles for loose Legendrian knots and Lagrangian caps.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar