Legendrian Contact Homology

Series: 
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 14:00
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 
I will give 2 or 3 lectures on Legendrian contact homology. This invariant has played a big role in our understanding of Legendrian submanifolds of contact manifolds in all dimensions. We will discuss the general definition but focus on the 3-dimensional setting where it easiest to compute (and describe Legendrian knots). I will also discuss the A^\infty structure associated to the linearized co-chain groups of contact homology.