Journal of Symplectic Geometry

The closure of the symplectic cone of elliptic surfaces

M. J. D. Hamilton

Abstract

The symplectic cone of a closed oriented 4-manifold is the set of cohomology classes represented by symplectic forms. A well-known conjecture describes this cone for every minimal Kähler surface. We consider the case of the elliptic surfaces $E(n)$ and focus on a slightly weaker conjecture for the closure of the symplectic cone. We prove this conjecture in the case of the spin surfaces $E(2m)$ using inflation and the action of self-diffeomorphisms of the elliptic surface. An additional obstruction appears in the non-spin case.

Article information

Source
J. Symplectic Geom., Volume 12, Number 2 (2014), 365-377.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 29 August 2014