Thursday, November 17
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 114 McAllister Building
Name: Louis Kauffman
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: From Skein Relations, Spin Networks to the Jones Polynomial and Khovanov Homology
Abstract: This talk will discuss one line of developments, related to ideas in physics, that has led to new invariants in knot theory and to a continuing dialog with devleopments in theoretical physics.