The framed instanton homology of a surface times a circle

The framed instanton homology of a surface times a circle

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Christopher Scaduto , Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Fine Hall 314

We compute a version of SO(3) instanton homology for a surface times a circle with non-trivial bundle. This is roughly the Morse homology of a functional whose critical set is a space of framed flat SO(3)-connections on a surface.