Date | Dec 19, 2023 |
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Speaker | 김용환 |

Dept. | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |

Room | 129-309 |

Time | 15:00-17:30 |

In this talk, we review how the topological Reidemeister torsion of a manifold can be recovered from the data of the gradient flowlines and periodic orbits of a dynamical system given by a circle-valued Morse function. If time permits, we will discuss possible connections with Seiberg-Witten invariants, implicit in the work of Taubes and Meng. This talk is of an expository nature, with an aim towards introducing the work of Hutchings and Lee.

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