Department of Mathematics


  •  Bordered knot invariants
  •  03/22/2017
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Peter Ozsvath, Princeton

I will describe a bordered construction of knot Floer homology, defined as a computable, combinatorial knot invariant. Generators correspond to Kauffman states, and the differentials have an algebraic interpretation in terms of a certain derived tensor product. I will also explain how methods from bordered Floer homology prove that this invariant indeed computes the holomorphically defined knot Floer homology. This is joint work with Zoltan Szabo.



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