|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