New combinatorial computations of embedded contact homollogy

Friday, March 7, 2014 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Embedded contact homology is an invariant of a contact three-manifold, which is recently shown to be isomorphic to Heegaard Floer homology and Seiberg-Witten Floer homology. However, ECH chain complex depends on the contact form on the manifold and the almost complex structure on its symplectization. This fact can be used to extract symplectic geometric information (e.g. ECH capacities) but explicit computation of the chain complexes has been carried out only on a few cases. Extending the work of Hutchings-Sullivan, we combinatorially describe the ECH chain complexes of T^3 with general T^2 -invariant contact forms and certain almost complex structures.
Keon Choi
UC Berkeley
Event Location: 
IAS Room S-101