Bordered Heegaard Floer homology and 4-manifolds with corners

Bordered Heegaard Floer homology and 4-manifolds with corners

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Tova Brown , UCLA
Fine Hall 314

Lipshitz, Ozsváth and Thurston defined a bordered Heegaard Floer invariant CFDA for 3-manifolds with two boundary components, including mapping cylinders for surface diffeomorphisms. We define a related invariant for certain 4-dimensional cobordisms with corners, by associating a morphism to each such cobordism between two mapping cylinders. Like the Heegaard Floer invariants associated to cobordisms between closed 3-manifolds, this morphism arises from counting holomorphic triangles on Heegaard triples. We demonstrate that the homotopy class of the induced morphism only depends on the symplectic structure of the cobordism in question.