Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology II

  •  Kumar, Sanjay Lakshman, MSU
  •  Skein Theory and Turaev-Viro Invariant
  •  02/14/2018
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C204A Wells Hall

This talk will be a brief introduction to the Turaev-Viro Invariant. The Turaev-Viro Invariant is a 3-manifold invariant defined on a triangulation of a manifold. Using skein-theoretic methods, I will demonstrate a proof of its invariance with a technique known as chain-mail. This technique illustrates a close relationship between the Turaev-Viro Invariant and the surgery-presentation invariants originally defined by Reshetikhin and Turaev.



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