University of Toronto's Symplectic Geometry Seminar

Monday, 29 September 2008, 2:10pm
Bahen 6183


University of Toronto

Title: A framework for symplectic knot homology


Seidel--Smith have constructed knot invariants using the symplectic geometry of certain nilpotent slices. This construction was later extended by Manolescu. I will explain how one can view their constructions as special cases of a more general setup. From this new perspective many aspects of their constructions become more natural.