Transverse invariants in Heegaard Floer homology

Thursday, September 22, 2011 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Using the language of Heegaard Floer knot homology recently two invariants were defined for Legendrian knots. One in the standard contact 3-sphere defined by Ozsvath, Szabo and Thurston in the combinatorial settings of knot Floer homology, one by Lisca, Ozsvath, Stipsicz and Szabo in knot Floer homology for a general contact 3-manifold. Both of them naturally generalizes to transverse knots. In this talk I will give a characterization of the transverse invariant, similar to the one given by Ozsvath and Szabo for the contact invariant. Namely for transverse braids both transverse invariants are given as the bottommost elements with respect to the filtration of knot Floer homology given by the axis. The above characterization allows us to prove that the two invariants are the same in the standard contact 3-sphere.This is a joint work with J. Baldwin and D.S. Vela-Vick.
Speaker: 
Vera Vertesi
IAS and MIT
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314