Starts 31 Jul 2009 16:45
Ends 31 Jul 2009 20:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo da Vinci Building Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
We explain the construction of a smooth codimension-one foliation on the 5-sphere in which every leaf is a symplectic four-manifold and such that the symplectic structure varies smoothly. The construction implies the existence of a complete regular Poisson structure on the five-sphere. Apart from some spheres which can be foliated by Riemann surfaces (this foliations are orientable and therefore symplectic) this example provides the only example of a regular Poisson structure on a sphere. This is joint work with Pablo Suarez (CIMAT, Mexico).
  • A. Bergamo