There has been a lot of interest in recent years in connections between Khovanov homology and Floer theory. These connections usually come in the form of spectral sequences, with E_2 page the Khovanov homology of a link and converging to the relevant Floer theory.

# Topology Seminar

Organizer(s):

For more information about this seminar, contact Zoltan Szabo, David Gabai, Sucharit Sarkar, Adam Levine, Peter Ozsvath or Lucas Culler

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March 5, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### Functoriality in Khovanov-Floer theories

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: John Baldwin,

Boston College

Boston College

March 12, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### Burnside category and Khovanov homotopy type

I will review Khovanov homology in terms of a functor from the cube category to the category of (graded) abelian groups.

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Sucharit Sarkar,

Princeton University

Princeton University

March 26, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### TBA - Robert Lipshitz

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Robert Lipshitz,

University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

April 2, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### TBA - Doug LaFountain

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Doug LaFountain,

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

April 9, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### TBA - Christopher Scaduto

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Christopher Scaduto,

UCLA

UCLA

April 16, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### TBA - Feng Luo

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Feng Luo,

Rutgers University

Rutgers University

April 23, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### TBA - Jonathan Hanselman

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Jonathan Hanselman,

Columbia University

Columbia University

April 30, 2015

4:30pm - 5:30pm

##### The total surgery obstruction

**This is a joint Topology - Algebraic Topology seminar.**

Location

Fine Hall 314

Speaker: Andrew Ranicki,

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh