Symplectic topology and Khovanov homology

Mohammed Abouzaid
Columbia University

I will describe progress and outstanding problems on the construction of Khovanov homology from symplectic topology, building on the initial work of Seidel and Smith. Among the remaining questions is the comparison between the two theories away from characteristic 0, and the existence of a symplectic analogue of odd Khovanov homology.

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