An h-principle for symplectic foliations

Rui Loja Fernandes, Pedro Frejlich

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We show that a classical result of Gromov in symplectic geometry extends to the context of symplectic foliations, which we regard as an h-principle for (regular) Poisson geometry. Namely, we formulate a sufficient cohomological criterion for a regular bivector to be homotopic to a regular Poisson structure, in the spirit of Haefliger's criterion for homotoping a distribution to a foliation. We give an example to show that this criterion is not too unsharp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1505-1518
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Mathematics Research Notices
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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