Title: Length and volume in Seiberg-Witten theory
Speaker: Daniel Cristofaro-Gardiner, IAS
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Place: Seminar Room 313, Simons Center
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Abstract: I will discuss recent joint work with Vinicius Gripp and Michael Hutchings relating the volume of any contact three-manifold to the length of certain finite sets of Reeb orbits. Our proof uses Taubes’ isomorphism between embedded contact homology and Seiberg-Witten Floer cohomology, which I will also review.