Title: Cylindrical contact homology as a sometimes well-defined homology
Speaker: Joanna Nelson, Columbia
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center
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Abstract: In this follow up to last week I will explain recent progress in establishing the existence of cylindrical contact homology in dimension 3 with additional restrictions on the contact form and give some positive results for establishing the necessary transversality results. I will also sketch a new approach allowing us to compute cylindrical contact for a large class of examples which admit contact forms that are admissible under the stronger conditions required. This approach is applicable to prequantization spaces and the links of simple singularities.