Robert Lipshitz (UCB) “Floer homology for 3-manifolds with boundary”

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Ozsváth-Szabó’s Heegaard Floer homology is a holomorphic curve analogue of the Seiberg-Witten Floer homology of closed 3-manifolds. Bordered Heegaard Floer homology is an extension of (one version of) Heegaard Floer homology to 3-manifolds with boundary, developed jointly with Ozsváth and Thurston. This talk is an overview of bordered Heegaard Floer homology. We will start by describing the structure and aspects of the construction of Heegaard Floer homology and bordered Floer homology, and then talk about some reinterpretations and refinements of bordered Floer homology. Some of this is work in progress with Ozsváth and Thurston.