- Basic Info -

- Meetings: Friday 2-4 pm at 959 Evans Hall

- Main Book-

- [KM]
*Monopoles And 3-Manifolds*by Peter Kronheimer, Tomasz Mrowka. Cambridge Press. [pdf]

- Other Resources -

- [LM1]
*Spin Geometry*by H. Blaine Lawson, Marie-Louise Michelsohn. Springer Press. [pdf] - [M1]
*Lectures on Seiberg-Witten Invariants*by John Moore. Springer Press. [pdf] - [M2]
*The Seiberg-Witten Equations and Applications to the Topology of Smooth 4-Manifolds*by John Morgan. Princeton University Press - [M3]
*The Seiberg-Witten-Floer stable homotopy type of 3-manifolds with b1 = 0*by Ciprian Manolescu. [arxiv]

- Reading Group Description -

This is the homepage for a reading seminar on monopole floer homology. The focus of the semester will be on reading the monograph [KM]. Meetings will consist of open discussion of the text. Time permitting, we will discuss recent work in gauge theory. Helpful things to know about beforehand: manifolds, de Rham theory, characteristic classes, elliptic PDE, Morse homology, some type of Floer theory, basic spin geometry, Uhlenbeck compactness.

- Schedule -

Readings are inclusive, that is § I.1-I.3 means § I.1 **through** § I.3. Also the reading should be done **before** the meeting on that week.

- Wk 1, 1.28-2.1: Read § I.1-I.2 (p. 1-49) of [KM]
- Wk 2, 2.4-2.8: Read § I.3-II.4 (p. 49-99) of [KM]
- Wk 3, 2.11-2.15: Read § II.5-III.9 (p. 99-152) of [KM]
- Wk 4, 2.18-2.22: Read § III.10-III.11 (p. 152-195) of [KM]
- Wk 5, 2.25-3.1: Read § IV.12-IV.14 (p. 195-264) of [KM]
- Wk 6, 3.4-3.8: Read § IV.15-V.17 (p. 265-316) of [KM]
- Wk 7, 3.11-3.15: Read § V.18-V.19 (p. 317-375) of [KM].

**Note:**This week we meet in 961. - Wk 8, 3.18-3.22: Read § VI.19-VI.20 (p. 343-405) of [KM]
- Wk 9, 3.25-3.29: Read § VII.21-VII.22 (p. 405-448) of [KM]
- Wk 10, 4.1-4.5: Read § VII.23-VII.24 (p. 449-508) of [KM]
- Wk 11, 4.8-4.12: Read § VII.25-VII.27 (p. 508-581) of [KM
- Wk 12, 4.15-4.19: Read § VII.28 -VIII.32 (p. 581-634) of [KM]
- Wk 13, 4.22-4.26: Read § IX.33-IX.37 (p. 634-678) of [KM]
- Wk 14, 4.29-5.3: Read § IX.38-IX.40 (p. 678-733) of [KM]
- Wk 15, 5.6-5.10: Read § IX.41-IX.42 (p. 733-778) of [KM]

the very cool authors of this book!