Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA)

SIGMA 9 (2013), 021, 13 pages      arXiv:1004.2471

Ammann Tilings in Symplectic Geometry

Fiammetta Battaglia a and Elisa Prato b
a) Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica ''U. Dini'', Via S. Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
b) Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica ''U. Dini'', Piazza Ghiberti 27, 50122 Firenze, Italy

Received November 09, 2012, in final form February 27, 2013; Published online March 06, 2013

In this article we study Ammann tilings from the perspective of symplectic geometry. Ammann tilings are nonperiodic tilings that are related to quasicrystals with icosahedral symmetry. We associate to each Ammann tiling two explicitly constructed highly singular symplectic spaces and we show that they are diffeomorphic but not symplectomorphic. These spaces inherit from the tiling its very interesting symmetries.

Key words: symplectic quasifold; nonperiodic tiling; quasilattice.

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