Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Sanjay Kumar, MSU
  •  An Introduction to Link Invariants from Tangle Operators
  •  12/02/2019
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

In the early 90’s, Reshetikhin and Turaev constructed topological invariants of 3-manifoolds and of framed links in 3-manifolds using quantum groups. In this talk, I will introduce their approach with specific examples and show how they relate to known link invariants such as the Jones polynomial.

 

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