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Type: Seminar

Distribution: World

Expiry: 22 Dec 2015

**Calendar1: 23 Sep 2015 1100-1200**

**CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A**

CalTitle1: The Space of Lagrangian Planes: A Gentle Introduction

Auth: tillmann@p710.pc (assumed)

### Geometry & Topology

# The Space of Lagrangian Planes: A Gentle Introduction

### Robert Marangell

Wednesday 23 September 2015 from 11:00–12:00 in Carslaw 535A

Lunch this week will be combined with the Applied Maths Seminar. We will meet at 12:30
by the lifts on Carslaw level 6 to walk to the Grandstand together.

**Abstract:**
This talk will focus on the geometry of the space of Lagrangian
planes \(\Lambda(n)\). Colloquially, this is the set of real \(n\) dimensional
planes in complex \(n\) space. I will attempt to describe the space in a
number of different, equivalent ways. The main focus will be on
understanding the geometry of \(\Lambda(2)\), but I will occasionally
extrapolate to more general dimensions when it is possible.