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Filtering the Heegaard-Floer contact invariant

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  • UserAndy Wand, Glasgow
  • ClockWednesday 18 May 2016, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseMR13.

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The modern development of contact geometry in 3 dimensions has seen several (due to Giroux, Wendl, Latschev and Wendl, Hutchings, and others) invariants of contact structures meant in some sense to measure non-(Stein/symplectic)-fillability of the structure. We will discuss a new approach which uses Heegaard Floer homology to define an invariant with a similar aim, but which has several desirable properties lacking in earlier approaches. This is joint with joint work with Kutluhan, Matic, and Van Horn-Morris.

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

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