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Forthcoming research seminars
Pure Maths Colloquium: Symplectic geometry of Stein Manifolds
A Stein manifold is a properly embedded submanifold of some
C^n. I will survey invariants of deformation types of Stein manifolds
coming from the theory of pseudoholomorphic curves in symplectic
geometry. This survey talk will focus on topological and computational
aspects of the theory.
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