### Introduction to the AJ Conjecture

- Series
- Geometry Topology Working Seminar
- Time
- Friday, February 19, 2010 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 269
- Speaker
- Anh Tran – Georgia Tech

**Please Note:** This is part 1 of a two part talk. The second part will continue next week.

I will introduce the AJ conjecture (by Garoufalidis)
which relates the A-polynomial and the colored Jones polynomial of a
knot in the 3-sphere. Then I will verify it for the trefoil and the
figure 8 knots (due to Garoufalidis) and torus knots (due to Hikami) by
explicit calculations.