Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Chen Zhang, Michigan State University
  •  An introduction to Khovanov homology
  •  10/21/2020
  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  •   (Virtual Meeting Link)
  •  Danika Van Niel, Joseph Melby (vannield@msu.edu)

This is an introduction talk for Khovanov homology. Since Khovanov homology categorifies Jones polynomial, I will start with a brief discussion about Jones polynomial and the enhanced states for the bracket state sum. After that I will show how to construct Khonvanov homology from the enhanced states and its invariance under Reidemeister moves, which makes it a well defined link invariant.

 

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