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Geometry and Topology Seminar

Friday, May 4, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Building 15, Room 104
On the equivalence between Q-conditions and primitive stability
C.-M. Michael Wong, Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University,
Although the Alexander polynomial does not satisfy an unoriented skein relation, Manolescu (2007) showed that there exists an unoriented skein exact triangle for knot Floer homology. In this talk, we will describe some developments in this direction since then, including a combinatorial proof using grid homology and extensions to the Petkova-Vertesi tangle Floer homology (joint work with Ina Petkova) and Zarev's bordered sutured Floer homology (joint work with Shea Vela-Vick).
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