Computations of Heegaard Floer Homologies

Members Seminar
Topic:Computations of Heegaard Floer Homologies
Speaker:Andras Stipsicz
Affiliation:Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Date:Monday, April 9
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu//members/stipsicz

Heegaard Floer homology groups were recently introduced by Ozsvath and Szabo to study properties of 3-manifolds and knots in them. The definition of the invariants rests on delicate holomorphic geometry, making the actual computations cumbersome. In the lecture we will recall the basic definitions and theorems of the theory, and show how to define the simplest version in a purely combinatorial manner. For a special class of 3-manifolds the more general version will be presented by simple combinatorial ideas through lattice homology of Nemethi.