Chekanov-Eliashberg dg-algebras and partially wrapped Floer cohomology
Abstract: This thesis consists of an introduction and two research papers in the fields of symplectic and contact geometry. The focus of the thesis is on Floer theory and symplectic field theory.In Paper I we show that the partially wrapped Floer cohomology of a cotangent fiber stopped by the unit conormal of a submanifold, is equivalent to chains of based loops on the complement of the submanifold in the base. For codimension two knots in the n-sphere we show that there is a relationship between the wrapped Floer cohomology algebra of the fiber and the Alexander invariant of the knot. This allows us to exhibit codimension two knots with infinite cyclic knot group such that the union of the unit conormal of the knot and the boundary of a cotangent fiber is not Legendrian isotopic to the union of the unit conormal of the unknot union the boundary and the same cotangent fiber.In Paper II we study the Chekanov-Eliashberg dg-algebra which is a holomorphic curve invariant associated to a smooth Legendrian submanifold. We extend this definition to singular Legendrians. Using the new definition we formulate and prove a surgery formula relating the wrapped Floer cohomology algebra of the co-core disk of a stop with the Chekanov-Eliashberg dg-algebra of its attaching locus interpreted as the Weinstein neighborhood of a singular Legendrian. A special case of this surgery formula, when the Legendrian is non-singular, establishes a proof of a conjecture by Ekholm-Lekili and independently by Sylvan. We furthermore provide an alternative geometric proof of the pushout diagrams for partially wrapped Floer cohomology and the stop removal formulas of Ganatra-Pardon-Shende.
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