Hamiltonian and quasi-Hamiltonian reduction via derived symplectic geometry

21 October 2014
Pavel Safronov

I will explain an approach to Hamiltonian reduction using derived
symplectic geometry. Roughly speaking, the reduced space can be
presented as an intersection of two Lagrangians in a shifted symplectic
space, which therefore carries a natural symplectic structure. A slight
modification of the construction gives rise to quasi-Hamiltonian
reduction. This talk will also serve as an introduction to the wonderful
world of derived symplectic geometry where statements that morally ought
to be true are indeed true.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar