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Quantum topology


Speaker: Rohit Thomas, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Jan 15 2009, 12:10PM

Quantum algebra and topological quantum field theories are a rich source of invariants in low-dimensional topology. This series of three talks will introduce some of these invariants, including Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of links, Vassiliev invariants of links, and Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of 3-manifolds.

This is the first of a series of three talks in the Geometry-Topology RFG.