Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): An introduction to Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | September 2 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Robert Lipshitz, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

We will sketch some of the formal structure and information content of Heegaard Floer homology, and end with a hint at its definition. The talk will assume a knowledge of singular homology and the definition of smooth manifolds.