|Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Title: Reflections on homological invariants for knots
Abstract: A few years ago Peter Kronheimer noticed that some curious coincidences between Khovanov homology for knots and a version of instanton floer homology partially developed in the late 90's by Collin and Steer and closely related to a version of the Donaldson invariants of a pair developed in the early 90's by Kronheimer and myself. Kronheimer and I have more fully developed this Floer homology theory recently. I will explain this some of the background ideas in this area and make some speculations on future work.
Speaker: Tom Mrowka