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Algebraic K-theory, regulators and the volume conjecture in knot theory


Speaker: Jerry Kaminker, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Jan 31 2013, 4:10PM

Regulators are homomorphisms defined on algebraic K-theory. In some cases they can be expressed in terms of characteristic classes and this leads to a relation with the volume conjecture in knot theory. This talk will survey some of this material.

Joint with the string theory seminar.