K_3-theoretic Legendrian linking via parametrized Morse theory of circle bundles on S^2

Vendredi 1er février 14:00-15:00 - Daniel Álvarez-Gavela - IAS Princeton

Résumé : Consider a function on the total space of an S^1-bundle on S^2, thought of as a family of functions on the fibre (a circle) parametrized by the base (a sphere). When the singularities of this family of functions are all quadratic (Morse) or positive cubic, Igusa and Klein showed how to apply the Borel regulator map to the K_3 picture of handle slide bifurcations to obtain a number, the higher Reidemeister torsion, which does not depend on the function but only on the circle bundle (and a unitary local system on its fundamental group). In work in progress joint with Igusa we extend this method to exhibit rigidity phenomena for Legendrians in the 1-jet space of S^2 which are generated by families of functions on S^1-bundles over S^2 as above. In this talk we will discuss this and other examples of K-theoretic Lagrangian and Legendrian rigidity arising from parametrized stable Morse theory.

Lieu : salle 3L8

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