Joint IAS/Princeton/Montreal/Paris/Tel-Aviv Symplectic Geometry Zoominar

Heaviness and Relative Symplectic Cohomology

For a compact subset $K$ of a closed symplectic manifold, Entov-Polterovich introduced the notion of (super)heaviness, which reveals surprising symplectic rigidity. When $K$ is a Lagrangian submanifold, there is a well-established criterion for its heaviness, by using closed-open maps. We will discuss an equivalence between the heaviness and the non-vanishing of the relative symplectic cohomology, for a general compact set $K$. Joint with C.Y.Mak and U.Varolgunes.

Date & Time

March 17, 2023 | 9:15am – 10:45am


Remote Access


Yuhan Sun


Rutgers University