Title: Witten's Integral and the Kontsevich Integrals
Speaker: Professor Louis Kauffman
Speaker Info: University of Illinois, Chicago
This talk will show that the Kontsevich Integrals that are used to prove the existence of Vassiliev invariants of knots and links are the Feynman integrals for a pertubative expansion of Witten's functional integral. Witten's integral expresses link invariants via quantum field theory.Date: Wednesday, October 7, 1998
The talk will be self-contained, using elementary combinatorial topology, advanced calculus and faith.