Building Morse/Floer type homology theories

Series: 
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 14:00
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 006
,  
Georgia Tech
Organizer: 

Note the semianr scheduled for 1.5 hours. (We might take a short break in the middle and then go slightly longer.)

In this series of talks I will descibe a general proceedure to construct homology theories using analytic/geometric techiques. We will then consider Morse homology in some detail and a simple example of this process. Afterwords we will consider other situations like Floer theory and possibly contact homology.