Alexander polynomials and symplectic curves in CP^2

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Date: 4/14/23
Speaker :Marco Golla

AGDT Seminar



    Abstract: Libgober defined Alexander polynomials of (complex) plane projective curves and showed that it detects Zariski pairs of curves: these are curves with the same singularities but with non-homeomorphic complements. He also proved that the Alexander polynomial of a curve divides the Alexander polynomial of its link at infinity and the product of Alexander polynomials of the links of its singularities. We extend Libgober’s definition to the symplectic case and prove that the divisibility relations also hold in this context. This is work in progress with Hanine Awada.