Augmentations and immersed Lagrangian fillings

Triangle Topology Seminar

Dan Rutherford (Ball State University)

Monday, February 11, 2019 -
3:15pm to 4:15pm
119 Physics

This is joint work with Y. Pan that applies previous joint work with M. Sullivan. Let $\Lambda \subset \mathbb{R}^{3}$ be a Legendrian knot with respect to the standard contact structure. The Legendrian contact homology (LCH) DG-algebra, $\mathcal{A}(\Lambda)$, of $\Lambda$ is functorial for exact Lagrangian cobordisms in the symplectization of $\mathbb{R}^3$, i.e. a cobordism $L \subset \mathit{Symp}(\mathbb{R}^3)$ from $\Lambda_-$ to $\Lambda_+$ induces a DG-algebra map, $f_L:\mathcal{A}(\Lambda_+) \rightarrow \mathcal{A}(\Lambda_-).$ In particular, if $L$ is an exact Lagrangian filling ($\Lambda_-= \emptyset$) the induced map is an augmentation $\epsilon_L: \mathcal{A}(\Lambda_+) \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}/2.$ In this talk, I will discuss an extension of this construction to the case of immersed, exact Lagrangian cobordisms based on considering the Legendrian lift $\Sigma$ of $L$. When $L$ is an immersed, exact Lagrangian filling a choice of augmentation $\alpha$ for $\Sigma$ produces an induced augmentation $\epsilon_{(L, \alpha)}$ for $\Lambda_+$. Using the cellular formulation of LCH, we are able to show that any augmentation of $\Lambda$ may be induced by such a filling.

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