1. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 878)
 Howard, Benjamin; Manon, Christopher; Millson, John

The Toric Geometry of Triangulated Polygons in Euclidean Spac
Speyer and Sturmfels associated GrÃ¶bner toric
degenerations $\mathrm{Gr}_2(\mathbb{C}^n)^{\mathcal{T}}$
of $\mathrm{Gr}_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ with each
trivalent tree $\mathcal{T}$ having $n$ leaves. These degenerations
induce toric
degenerations $M_{\mathbf{r}}^{\mathcal{T}}$ of $M_{\mathbf{r}}$, the
space of $n$ ordered, weighted (by $\mathbf{r}$) points on the projective line.
Our goal in this paper is to give a
geometric (Euclidean polygon) description of the toric fibers
and describe the action of the
compact part of the torus
as "bendings of polygons".
We prove the conjecture of Foth and Hu that
the toric fibers are homeomorphic
to the spaces defined by Kamiyama and Yoshida.
Categories:14L24, 53D20 

2. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1082)
 Godinho, Leonor; SousaDias, M. E.

The Fundamental Group of $S^1$manifolds
We address the problem of computing the fundamental
group of a symplectic $S^1$manifold for nonHamiltonian actions on
compact manifolds, and for Hamiltonian actions on noncompact
manifolds with a proper moment map. We generalize known results for
compact manifolds equipped with a Hamiltonian $S^1$action. Several
examples are presented to illustrate our main results.
Categories:53D20, 37J10, 55Q05 

3. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 975)
 Bjorndahl, Christina; Karshon, Yael

Revisiting TietzeNakajima: Local and Global Convexity for Maps
A theorem of Tietze and Nakajima, from 1928, asserts that
if a subset $X$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$ is closed, connected, and locally convex,
then it is convex.
We give an analogous ``local to global convexity" theorem
when the inclusion map of $X$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ is replaced by a map
from a topological space $X$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$ that satisfies
certain local properties.
Our motivation comes from the CondevauxDazordMolino proof
of the AtiyahGuilleminSternberg convexity theorem in symplectic geometry.
Categories:53D20, 52B99 

4. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 845)
 Schaffhauser, Florent

Representations of the Fundamental Group of an $L$Punctured Sphere Generated by Products of Lagrangian Involutions
In this paper, we characterize unitary representations of $\pi:=\piS$ whose
generators $u_1, \dots, u_l$ (lying in conjugacy classes fixed initially)
can be decomposed as products of two Lagrangian involutions
$u_j=\s_j\s_{j+1}$ with $\s_{l+1}=\s_1$. Our main result is that such
representations are exactly the elements of the fixedpoint set of an
antisymplectic involution defined on the moduli space
$\Mod:=\Hom_{\mathcal C}(\pi,U(n))/U(n)$. Consequently, as this fixedpoint set is
nonempty, it is a Lagrangian submanifold of $\Mod$. To prove this, we use
the quasiHamiltonian description of the symplectic structure of $\Mod$ and
give conditions on an involution defined on a quasiHamiltonian $U$space
$(M, \w, \mu\from M \to U)$ for it to induce an antisymplectic involution on
the reduced space $M/\!/U := \mu^{1}(\{1\})/U$.
Keywords:momentum maps, moduli spaces, Lagrangian submanifolds, antisymplectic involutions, quasiHamiltonian Categories:53D20, 53D30 

5. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 362)
 Goldin, R. F.; Martin, S.

Cohomology Pairings on the Symplectic Reduction of Products
Let $M$ be the product of two compact Hamiltonian
$T$spaces $X$ and $Y$. We present a formula for evaluating
integrals on the symplectic reduction of $M$ by the diagonal $T$
action. At every regular value of the moment map for $X\times Y$, the
integral is the convolution of two distributions associated to the
symplectic reductions of $X$ by $T$ and of $Y$ by $T$. Several
examples illustrate the computational strength of this relationship.
We also prove a linear analogue which can be used to find cohomology
pairings on toric orbifolds.
Category:53D20 

6. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 114)
 Flaschka, Hermann; Millson, John

Bending Flows for Sums of Rank One Matrices
We study certain symplectic quotients of $n$fold products of
complex projective $m$space by the unitary group acting
diagonally. After studying nonemptiness and smoothness of these
quotients we construct the actionangle variables, defined on an open
dense subset, of an integrable Hamiltonian system. The semiclassical
quantization of this system reporduces formulas from the
representation theory of the unitary group.
Category:53D20 

7. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 553)
 Mohammadalikhani, Ramin

Cohomology Ring of Symplectic Quotients by Circle Actions
In this article we are concerned with how to compute the cohomology ring
of a symplectic quotient by a circle action using the information we have
about the cohomology of the original manifold and some data at the fixed
point set of the action. Our method is based on the TolmanWeitsman theorem
which gives a characterization of the kernel of the Kirwan map. First we
compute a generating set for the kernel of the Kirwan map for the case of
product of compact connected manifolds such that the cohomology ring of each
of them is generated by a degree two class. We assume the fixed point set is
isolated; however the circle action only needs to be ``formally Hamiltonian''.
By identifying the kernel, we obtain the cohomology ring of the symplectic
quotient. Next we apply this result to some special cases and in particular
to the case of products of two dimensional spheres. We show that the results
of Kalkman and HausmannKnutson are special cases of our result.
Categories:53D20, 53D30, 37J10, 37J15, 53D05 
