Combinatorial tangle Floer homology

Thursday, September 18, 2014 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
In joint work with Vera Vertesi, we extend the functoriality in Heegaard Floer homology by defining a Heegaard Floer invariant for tangles which satisfies a nice gluing formula. We will discuss the construction of this combinatorial invariant for tangles in S^3, D^3, and I x S^2. The special case of S^3gives back a stabilized version of knot Floer homology.
Ina Petkova
Rice University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314