##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 292 - Topology Seminar

## Joshua Wang

#### Harvard University

## Floer and Khovanov homologies of band sums

##### Abstract:

Given a nontrivial band sum of two knots, we may add full twists to the band to obtain a family of knots indexed by the integers. In this talk, I'll show that the knots in this family have the same knot Floer homology, the same instanton homology, but distinct Khovanov homology, generalizing a result of M. Hedden and L. Watson. A key component of the argument is a proof that each of the three knot homologies detects the trivial band. The main application is a verification of the generalized cosmetic crossing conjecture for split links.

Host: Jianfeng Lin

### March 9, 2021

### 10:30 AM

### Zoom information: Meeting ID: 933 6734 4286 Password: topology

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