The Alexander module and categorification

Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Georgia Tech
In this series of talks, we will study the relationship between the Alexander module and the bordered Floer homology of the Seifert surface complement. In particular, we will show that bordered Floer categorifies Donaldson's TQFT description of the Alexander module. No prior knowledge of the Alexander module or Heegaard Floer homology will be assumed.