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Student Representation Theory

Date:  Friday, November 03, 2017
Location:  1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Link Invariants via Quantum sl2 Representations

Abstract:   The purpose of this talk is to discuss the Kauffmann bracket and Jones polynomial from the viewpoint of representation theory. We will see that this is done as a special case of the more general construction of tangle invariants via certain Hopf algebras. A complete exposition of this material (and much more!) can be found in Tomotada Ohtsuki's excellent book "Quantum Invariants" and the references therein.


Speaker:  Bradley Zykoski
Institution:  University of Michigan

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