Michael Hutchings

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bio website math.berkeley.edu/~hutching
location Berkeley CA
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answered Proof of Arnold Conjecture for monotone symplectic manifolds
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comment How to Tackle the Smooth Poincare Conjecture
The business about finding a symplectic structure on $X-\{pt\}$ is not my original suggestion, nor a program that I am suggesting anyone try to carry out. It is just a motivational remark I made when introducting Gromov's theorem on the recognition of ${\mathbb R}^4$.
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answered Why should I care about Heegaard-Floer theory?
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answered an example of a Morse-Bott function
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comment Are there moves between Reidemeister moves?
Your requirement that "if one fills in the corresponding loops in the Reidemeister graph with a 2-cell, the resulting space is simply connected" seems too strong. I think you probably want to require instead that the inclusion of your 2-complex into the space of knots induces an isomorphism on the fundamental group of each component.
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answered Almost complex structures in Floer theory
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answered Comparison between Hamiltonian Floer cohomology and Lagrangian Floer cohomology of the diagonal
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