# Rational symplectic field theory over ℤ<sub>2</sub> for exact Lagrangian cobordisms

### Tobias Ekholm

Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

## Abstract

We construct a version of rational Symplectic Field Theory for pairs $(X,L)$, where $X$ is an exact symplectic manifold, where $L\subset X$ is an exact Lagrangian submanifold with components subdivided into $k$ subsets, and where both $X$ and $L$ have cylindrical ends. The theory associates to $(X,L)$ a $\Z$-graded chain complex of vector spaces over $\Z_2$, filtered with $k$ filtration levels. The corresponding $k$-level spectral sequence is invariant under deformations of $(X,L)$ and has the following property: if $(X,L)$ is obtained by joining a negative end of a pair $(X',L')$ to a positive end of a pair $(X'',L'')$, then there are natural morphisms from the spectral sequences of $(X',L')$ and of $(X'',L'')$ to the spectral sequence of $(X,L)$. As an application, we show that if $\Lambda\subset Y$ is a Legendrian submanifold of a contact manifold then the spectral sequences associated to $(Y\times\R,\Lambda_k^s\times\R)$, where $Y\times\R$ is the symplectization of $Y$ and where $\Lambda_k^s\subset Y$ is the Legendrian submanifold consisting of $s$ parallel copies of $\Lambda$ subdivided into $k$ subsets, give Legendrian isotopy invariants of $\Lambda$.

## Cite this article

Tobias Ekholm, Rational symplectic field theory over ℤ<sub>2</sub> for exact Lagrangian cobordisms. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 10 (2008), no. 3, pp. 641–704

DOI 10.4171/JEMS/126