"Transverse knots and Khovanov homology"

Geometry Topology Student Seminar
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 1:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
I'll discuss Plamenevskaya's invariant of transverse knots, how it can be used to determine tightness of contact structures on some 3-manifolds, and efforts to understand more about this invariant. This is an Oral Comprehensive Exam; the talk will last about 40 minutes.