Knot Floer homology detects genus-one fibred knots
Abstract

Abstract:

Ozsv\'ath and Szab\'o conjectured that knot Floer homology detects fibred knots. We propose a strategy to approach this conjecture based on contact topology and Gabai's theory of sutured manifold decomposition. We implement this strategy for genus-one knots, obtaining as a corollary that if rational surgery on a knot $K$ gives the Poincar\'e homology sphere $\Sigma(2,3,5)$, then $K$ is the left-handed trefoil knot.