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Lagrangian cobordisms of Legendrian knots and applications

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  • UserBaptiste Chantraine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • ClockWednesday 02 March 2011, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR4.

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Lagrangian cobordisms are natural relations between Legendrian submanifolds, arising from studying Lagrangian submanifolds in the symplectisation of a contact manifold. These relations strengthen the importance of contact geometry in low dimensional topology as they can be used in some cases to compute 4-dimensional smooth invariants of knots. Moreover, Legendrian contact homology is functorial under Lagrangian cobordism. In this talk, we will discuss both of these applications and provide examples in each case.

This talk is part of the Differential Geometry and Topology Seminar series.

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