Toric Manifolds - Four Dimensions from Two

Series: 
Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
We will investigate a method of "seeing" properties of four dimensional symplectic spaces by looking at two dimensional pictures.  We will see how to calculate the Euler characteristic, identify embedded surfaces, see intersection numbers, and how to see induced contact structures on the boundary of these manifolds.