Legendrian Contact Homology

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
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.