104.658 AKGEO Introduction to Symplectic Geometry
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the fundamental concepts of the symplectic geometry (and symplectic capacities) and to apply the methods they have learned during the course.

Subject of course

Introduction to symplectic geometry (following the books "Lectures on Symplectic Geometry" by Ana Cannas da Silva, and "Symplectic Invariants and Hamiltonian Dynamics" by Helmut Hofer and Eduard Zehnder), theorem of Darboux, symplectic capacities, Gromov's non-squeezing theorem, Viterbo's conjecture.

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

Organisational meeting (incl. fixing of the time of the lecture) in the first lecture on 05.03.2024, at 13:00, in the meeting room in Freihaus 7. floor, green part.

If you will not be able to attend the first meeting, please send me an e-mail regarding your restrictions regarding the schedule of the lecture. I will try to take them into account when fixing the time.


The lecture takes place every Thursday, 14:00-16:00, in the meeting room in Freihaus 7. floor, green part. The first lecture is on 7.3.2024.



Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary


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860 GW Optional Courses - Technical Mathematics Not specified


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of analysis and linear algebra, analysis on (smooth) manifolds.