An introduction to Heegaard Floer homology

Instructor: Peter Ozsváth
phone: 609-258-4222
office: 1106

Course Assistant: Ollie Thakar

The course:

Heegaard Floer homology is a tool for studying low-dimensional manifolds, using ideas inspired by symplectic geometry. This 3-lecture semi-mini-course will serve as an introduction to these ideas. A loose lecture plan will be to:

Time permitting, I will also describe constructions in grid homology, where holomorphic aspects of theory can be described in purely combinatorial terms.

Background reading:

References on low-dimensional topology:

Background in symplectic geometry:

Surveys on Heegaard Floer homology:

On the combinatorial theory: