Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Khovanov meets Ozsvath-Szabo
Speaker: Professor Paul Seidel
Speaker Info: University of Chicago
Brief Description:
Special Note:

I will review the definitions of certain knot invariants based on the geometry of symmetric products (Oszvath-Szabo) and Hilbert schemes (Khovanov, in its geometric version). An analogue of the localization map in equivariant cohomology provides a spectral sequence relating the two, and also allows one to define some additional (fairly mysterious) invariants.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Prof. Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu
Contact email: ccliu@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-1874
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