Department of Mathematics


  •  Peter Ozsvath, Princeton
  •  Bordered techniques in Heegaard Floer homology.
  •  03/21/2017
  •  5:20 PM - 6:20 PM
  •  115 International Center

Heegaard Floer homology is a closed three-manifold invariant, defined in joint work with Zoltan Szabo, using methods from symplectic geometry (specifically, the theory of pseudo-holomorphic disks). The inspiration for this invariant comes from gauge theory. In joint work with Robert Lipshitz and Dylan Thurston from 2008, the theory was extended to an invariant for three-manifolds with boundary, 'bordered Floer homology'. I will describe Heegaard Floer homology, motivate its construction, list some of its key properties and applicat



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