Schur Weyl duality and the colored Jones polynomial

Geometry Topology Seminar
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 3:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 255
University of Amsterdam
We recall the Schur Weyl duality from representation theory and show how this can be applied to express the colored Jones polynomial of torus knots in an elegant way. We'll then discuss some applications and further extensions of this method.