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Gauge theory and symplectic fillings

Student-Run Geometry/Topology Seminar

Speaker: Francesco Lin, Columbia
Location: 3106 MSB
Start time: Tue, Nov 26 2019, 11:00AM

A key problem in contact and symplectic topology is to understand in which ways a given contact three-manifold can arise as the boundary of a symplectic four-manifold. In this talk, I will introduce some tools well-suited towards this goal coming from gauge theory (in particular monopole Floer homology).