# nLab symplectic leaf

Contents

### Context

#### Symplectic geometry

symplectic geometry

higher symplectic geometry

# Contents

## Idea

For $(X, \{-,-\})$ a Poisson manifold, a symplectic leaf is a maximal connected submanifold $Y \hookrightarrow X$ on which the Poisson bracket restricts to a symplectic manifold structure.

$X$ is foliated by its symplectic leaves.

## References

Regular foliations by symplectic leafs have originally been found and studied in

• F. Bayen, M. Flato, C. Fronsdal, A. Lichnerovicz & D. Sternheimer, Deformation theory and quantization, Ann. Phys. I l l (1978) 61-151.

A detailed technical review is in the notes

• Jordan Watts, An introduction to Poisson manifolds (2007) (pdf)

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