Added to *Maslov index* and to *Lagrangian Grassmannian* the following quick cohomological definition of the Maslov index:

The first ordinary cohomology of the stable Lagrangian Grassmannian with integer coefficients is isomorphic to the integers

$H^1(LGrass, \mathbb{Z}) \simeq \mathbb{Z} \,.$The generator of this cohomology group is called the *universal Maslov index*

Given a Lagrangian submanifold $Y \hookrightarrow X$ of a symplectic manifold $(X,\omega)$, its tangent bundle is classified by a function

$i \;\colon\; Y \to LGrass \,.$The _Maslov index of $Y$ is the universal Maslov index pulled back along this map

$i^\ast u \in H^1(Y,\mathbb{Z}) \,.$ ]]>