Stable homotopy theory and Floer theory

Princeton/IAS Symplectic Geometry Seminar
Topic:Stable homotopy theory and Floer theory
Speaker:Thomas Kragh
Affiliation:Uppsala University
Date:Monday, March 21
Time/Room:3:10pm - 4:10pm/S-101

In this talk I will define and explain some basic notions from stable homotopy theory, and illustrate how it relates to (and refines) the notion of Floer homology in some simple cases. I will also discuss what extra kind of information this refinement contains and describe an explicit situation where it provides a stronger result than the usual homological invariants (joint work with Mohammed Abouzaid).