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Matrix factorizations and link homology.

Algebra & Discrete Mathematics

Speaker: Mikhail Khovanov, UC Davis
Location: 593 Kerr
Start time: Fri, Jun 4 2004, 4:10PM

A matrix factorization of a polynomial f is a pair of square matrices with polynomial coefficients whose product is f times the identity matrix. We'll use matrix factorizations to construct link homology theories.