Department of Mathematics

Geometry and Topology

  •  Adam Sikora, SUNY at Buffalo
  •   New Approach to Quantum Teichmuller Theory
  •  02/07/2019
  •  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

The Jones polynomial invariant of links in R^3 extends to links in thickened surfaces, leading to the notion of the skein algebra of a surface, which is a version of Chekhov-Fock quantum Teichmuller space. The algebraic structure of skein algebras is quite rich and mysterious. We will approach it using the theory of measured foliations and pseudo-Anosov diffeomorphisms of surfaces



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Michigan State University
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