This course in 30 lectures will provide an introduction to symplectic
geometry, with
a slight bias towards applications in mathematical physics. It
is primarily targeted at
students in both Mathematics and Physics at UJ who have a basic
grasp of differential
geometry. The lectures will be held in English.
Time: Wednesdays 16:00-16:45 and 17:00-17:45 (sine tempore)
Room: 1103 (left corridor on this map),
Institute of Mathematics, Ruczaj campus
First lectures: 03.III.2010
NO LECTURES on 24.III.2010; instead there will be two
Extra lectures: Tuesday 27.IV.2010, 8:15-9:00 and 9:15-10:00, room 1103.
NO LECTURES on 14.IV.2010 due to the University
solemn mass service at 17:00 in intention of the victims of the
plane crash at Smolensk; instead, there will be two
Extra lectures: Tuesday 11.V.2010, 8:15-9:00 and 9:15-10:00, room 1103.
NO LECTURES on 19.V.2010 due to the
Vistula full
flood; instead, there will be two
Final (optional) lectures: Wednesday 30.VI.2010, 16:00-16:45 and
17:00-17:45,
room 0094.
The main reference for the course will be the textbook "Lectures on Symplectic Geometry"
by Ana Cannas da Silva
(2nd edition, Springer Verlag, 2008), which is available
online.
Materials for the lectures (will be updated as the course
progresses):
This semester, the
Mathematical Physics Seminar at UJ will include several talks that are
suitable (and highly recommended) for the audience of the Symplectic Geometry course.