Projective twists and the Hopf correspondence
This dissertation is the fruit of a research project on a class of symplectic automorphisms called
In the first part of the thesis (Chapters 3,4) we use Picard
Given two disjoint Lefschetz thimbles
The constructions we present are governed by
In the second part of the thesis, starting from Chapter 5, we investigate the properties of projective twists within the symplectic mapping class group of Liouville/Stein manifolds.
We define the
The same techniques are also used to show that in infinitely many dimensions