Conormal bundles, contact homology and knot invariants

@article{Ng2004ConormalBC,
  title={Conormal bundles, contact homology and knot invariants},
  author={Lenhard L. Ng},
  journal={arXiv: Symplectic Geometry},
  year={2004}
}
  • Lenhard L. Ng
  • Published 16 December 2004
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Symplectic Geometry
String theory has provided a beautiful correspondence between enumerative geometryand knot invariants; for details, see the survey by Marino [˜ 16] or other papers in thepresent volume. This correspondence applies methods from physics and algebraicgeometry to a construction, described below, which is essentially symplectic.To symplectic geometers, there is a natural way to study this same construction bycounting holomorphic curves. The symplectic approach leads to a knot invariant whichseems to… 

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