Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Math Lounge before the exam.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
12:10 p.m.
BA6183, 40 St George St.

PhD Candidate
: Alexander Caviedes Castro
Supervisor
: Yael Karshon
Thesis title
:  Upper bounds for the Gromov Width of Coadjoint Orbits of Compact Lie Groups

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I will show how to find an upper bound for the Gromov width of coadjoint orbits of compact Lie groups with respect to the Kirillov-Kostant-Souriau symplectic form by computing certain Gromov-Witten invariants. The approach presented here is closely related to the one used by Gromov in its celebrated Non-squeezing theorem.

The thesis can be found in this link:  http://www.math.toronto.edu/caviedes/Phdthesiscaviedes.pdf

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