### Taut foliations and Sutured Floer Homology

- Series
- Geometry Topology Student Seminar
- Time
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:55 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 006
- Speaker
- Surena Hozoori – Georgia Tech

It is known that a class of codimension one foliations, namely "taut foliations", have subtle relation with the topology of a 3-manifold. In early 80s, David Gabai introduced the theory of "sutured manifolds" to study these objects and more than 20 years later, Andres Juhasz developed a Floer type theory, namely "Sutured Floer Homology", that turned out to be very useful in answering the question of when a 3-manifold with boundary supports a taut foliation.