Department of Mathematics

Geometry and Topology

  •  David Jordan, Edinburgh
  •  Skein theory in the geometric Langlands TFT
  •  09/29/2020
  •  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting)

I will overview several appearances (some recently established, some conjectural) of skein theory in the so-called quantum geometric Langlands fully extended TFT. The talk will be mostly elementary, and I'll highlight an application to a conjecture of Witten concerning the finite-dimensionality of skein modules of 3-manifolds at generic values of the quantum parameter.



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