An overview of Heegaard Floer homology

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Keller 3-180
Peter Ozsvath (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Heegaard Floer homology is an invariant for knots and three-manifolds
defined using methods from Lagrangian Floer homology and symplectic
geometry. I will describe a concrete model for computing this
invariant for knots in S3. Time permitting, I will turn to some
further developments in the theory. The material I will describe is
joint with collaborators, including Robert Lipshitz, Ciprian
Manolescu, Dylan Thurston, and Zoltán Szabó.
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