Holomorphic flexibility of complex manifolds 
Abstract: In my talk I will display one complicated picture and discuss it at length, finding that it's actually quite simple. Applying a certain 2D TQFT, we will get a homology theory whose Euler characteristic is the Jones polynomial. Not applying it, very cheaply we will get an invariant of tangles which is functorial under cobordisms and an invariant of 2knots. Why is it interesting?
The picture:

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Posted: March 10, 2004  URL: http://www.math.neu.edu/bhmn/forstneric04.html 