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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2012
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    • CommentAuthoradeelkh
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
    • (edited Apr 17th 2013)

    Added a very brief description of Kitchloo's symplectic category, and a link to a reference

    discussing relations between Kitchloo's category and the Grothendieck-Teichmuller group.

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    Whilst following up those links I created a page for Paul Seidel and another one for Denis Auroux. There was also a set of notes that Auroux wrote as a Beginners Guide to Fukaya categories which on the Arxiv. Auroux has several useful looking sets of course notes on his webpages.

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    So you too were at the Clay workshop, Adeel?

    Regarding the drive towards higher geometric quantization, does one confront a similar problem where there’s a natural choice of something which wants to be a (higher)-category, but which needs to be stabilized first?

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthoradeelkh
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    So you too were at the Clay workshop, Adeel?

    I was indeed. There weren't as many higher structures as I expected, but I did get to meet Ronnie Brown! :)

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    Shame we didn’t meet up.

    There weren’t as many higher structures as I expected…

    Yes, I think we could invoke the Trade Descriptions Act.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    does one confront a similar problem where there’s a natural choice of something which wants to be a (higher)-category, but which needs to be stabilized first?

    I think the idea is that things don’t have to be “stabilized” in this case if one formulates them in derived geometry from the beginning, which is a way of making the formalism automatically correct non-transverse intersections.

    (Or maybe I am misunderstanding what you have in mind?)

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013

    No, I think you are understanding me to the extent I’ve understood anything myself.

    Is it ever possible that the process of going from the non-derived setting to the derived setting is worth working out since you might pick something up you wouldn’t otherwise see? I mean, is it possible, say, that you wouldn’t notice the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group being around if you’d just started in the derived setting? Otherwise, don’t you just think to yourself reading such a paper, why didn’t they just start derived?

    By the way, Adeel @#2 has caused Grothendieck-Teichmuller group to be created, but there’s a page Grothendieck-Teichmüller tower with redirect for ’Grothendieck-Teichmüller group’ (with umlaut). Is it better to split tower and group as two pages? I guess redirects for non-umlaut versions might help too.

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2013

    added a bunch of historical References, taken from the introduction of Alan Weinstein’s lecture notes

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