Contact topology and holomorphic invariants via elementary combinatorics

@article{Mathews2012ContactTA,
  title={Contact topology and holomorphic invariants via elementary combinatorics},
  author={Daniel V. Mathews},
  journal={Expositiones Mathematicae},
  year={2012},
  volume={32},
  pages={121-160}
}
  • Daniel V. Mathews
  • Published 2012
  • Mathematics
  • Expositiones Mathematicae
  • Abstract In recent times a great amount of progress has been achieved in symplectic and contact geometry, leading to the development of powerful invariants of 3-manifolds such as Heegaard Floer homology and embedded contact homology. These invariants are based on holomorphic curves and moduli spaces, but in the simplest cases, some of their structure reduces to some elementary combinatorics and algebra which may be of interest in its own right. In this note, which is essentially a light-hearted… CONTINUE READING

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