Khovanov homology and its application

4:00 pm Thursday, March 25, 2010
Liam Watson (UCLA )


Khovanov homology realizes the Jones polynomial as a graded Euler characteristic of a homological invariant of knots and links. This generalization has advantages beyond simply providing a stronger invariant than the Jones polynomial. This talk will introduce the invariant and outline some applications in low-dimensional topology.

 

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