Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Joseph Melby, Michigan State University
  •  Quantum invariants, shadows, and volume
  •  10/14/2021
  •  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Danika Keala Van Niel (

I will give some sort of introduction to a cool quantum 3-manifold invariant called the Turaev-Viro invariant and connect it to hyperbolic geometry through the Volume Conjecture. Then we will talk about shadows of 4-manifolds and how they can be used to prove the asymptotic additivity (we made this term up) of the Turaev-Viro invariants for a certain family of link complements.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
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