The action spectrum and C symplectic topology

Lev Buhovsky, Vincent Humilière, Sobhan Seyfaddini

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Our first main result states that the spectral norm γ on Ham (M, ω) , introduced in the works of Viterbo, Schwarz and Oh, is continuous with respect to the C topology, when M is symplectically aspherical. This statement was previously proven only in the case of closed surfaces. As a corollary, using a recent result of Kislev-Shelukhin, we obtain the C continuity of barcodes on aspherical symplectic manifolds, and furthermore define barcodes for Hamiltonian homeomorphisms. We also present several applications to Hofer geometry and dynamics of Hamiltonian homeomorphisms. Our second main result is related to the Arnold conjecture about fixed points of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms. The recent example of a Hamiltonian homeomorphism on any closed symplectic manifold of dimension greater than 2 having only one fixed point shows that the conjecture does not admit a direct generalization to the C setting. However, in this paper we demonstrate that a reformulation of the conjecture in terms of fixed points as well as spectral invariants still holds for Hamiltonian homeomorphisms on symplectically aspherical manifolds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-316
Number of pages24
JournalMathematische Annalen
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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