1er février 2019

Daniel Álvarez-Gavela (IAS Princeton)
K_3-theoretic Legendrian linking via parametrized Morse theory of circle bundles on S^2

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Lieu : salle 3L8

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.

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Jonny Evans (UC London)
Lagrangian torus fibrations

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Lieu : salle 3L8

Résumé : (Work in progress, joint with Mirko Mauri, Dmitry Tonkonog, and Renato Vianna) In the early days of mirror symmetry, people expected that Calabi-Yau 3-folds should admit Lagrangian torus fibrations over the 3-sphere such that the discriminant locus (the subset of the 3-sphere over which there are singular fibres) is a trivalent graph. Work of Joyce, Ruan, Castano-Bernard and Matessi showed that this was an unrealistic expectation : generically, you should expect to have codimension 1 discriminant locus (a thickening of the trivalent graph into a ribbon). I will explain how (in the important local model of a « negative vertex ») one can actually find fibrations whose discriminant locus has codimension 2 (as per the original expectation). The way we construct Lagrangian torus fibrations is very simple and very general and I will also use it to write down a Lagrangian torus fibration on the 4-dimensional pair of pants and (by compactifying suitably) on a certain Horikawa surface.

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