Special Topology and Related Seminars Event: Liam Watson, UCLA
- Date: 02/10/2012
- Time: 14:00
University of British Columbia
A conjecture relating Heegaard Floer homology and the fundamental group
Abstract: L-spaces are 3-manifolds with simplest possible Heegaard Floer homology. These arise naturally in many applications of Heegaard Floer theory, and as a result it has been asked if there is an alternate characterization of this class of 3-manifolds. A recent conjecture suggests the following: A 3-manifold is an L-space if and only if its fundamental group is not left-orderable. This talk will attempt to put this conjecture in context and describe some of the evidence supporting it.
2:00-3:00pm in WMAX 216.
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