- Geometry Topology Working Seminar
- Friday, April 10, 2009 - 3:00pm for 2 hours
- Skiles 269
- Thang Le – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
- John Etnyre
Please Note: These are two hour talks.
We will develop general theory of quantum invariants based on sl_2 (the simplest Lie algebra): The Jones polynomials, the colored Jones polynomials, quantum sl_2 groups, operator invariants of tangles, and relations with the Alexander polynomial and the A-polynomials. Optional: Finite type invariants and the Kontsevich integral.