The Triangle Topology Seminar is a joint seminar between Duke, NCSU, and UNC, meeting on selected Tuesdays. Some talks are preceded by an informal pretalk seminar aimed at graduate students. For more information, including information on how to be added to the seminar mailing list, please see here: https://services.math.duke.edu/~maabel/seminar.html
Mike Wong (Louisiana State University)
Grid homology is a version of knot Floer homology in the 3-sphere that is entirely combinatorial and simple to define. Exploiting this, Ozsvath, Szabo, and Thurston defined a combinatorial invariant...