18.966 Geometry of Manifolds

Spring 2007

The symplectic sum of two Lefschetz fibrations.
The symplectic sum of two Lefschetz fibrations. (Image by Prof. Denis Auroux.)

Course Description

This is a second-semester graduate course on the geometry of manifolds. The main emphasis is on the geometry of symplectic manifolds, but the material also includes long digressions into complex geometry and the geometry of 4-manifolds, with special emphasis on topological considerations.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Denis Auroux

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate