GEOMETRY & TOPOLOGY AT PRINCETON: Khovanov homology in characteristic two and involutive monopole Floer homology

GEOMETRY & TOPOLOGY AT PRINCETON: Khovanov homology in characteristic two and involutive monopole Floer homology

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Francesco Lin, Princeton University
Fine Hall Common Room

There are various spectral sequences starting from the Khovanov homology of a link in S^3 (which is an algebraically defined quantum invariant) to various versions of Floer homology (which are invariants with a more analytical nature). In this talk, we discuss what are the implications in this context of the conjugation symmetry in Seiberg-Witten theory.