Future Talks / Travel: Ottawa (June 3-4, 2023),
Los Angeles (June 13-16, 2023),
Tsuda University Tokyo (June 17 - August 20, 2023?).
Kyoto (July 26 - August 2, 2023),
University of Tokyo (August 8, 2023),
Nara (August 11-13),
Waseda University Tokyo (August 20 - September 17, 2023?),
Los Angeles (September 18-20, 2023?)?,
Waterloo (October 30, 2023?)?,
Belmont - Budapest - Groningen - Israel - Belmont (November 13, 2023 - January 1, 2024?)?.
Montreal-1306: A Quick Introduction to Khovanov Homology, two talks in Montreal, June 2013 (plus one more on meta-groups).
Aarhus-1305: (u, v, and w knots) x (topology, combinatorics, low algebra,
and high algebra), QGM Master Class, Aarhus May-June 2013.
Cambridge-1301: Non-Commutative Gaussian Elimination and Rubik's Cube,
Cambridge, January 2013.
Newton-1301: Braids and the Grothendieck-Teichmuller Group, and
Meta-Groups, Meta-Bicrossed-Products, and the Alexander
Polynomial,the Newton Institute, January 2011.
Hamburg-1208: A Quick Introduction to Khovanov Homology and Balloons
and Hoops and their Universal Finite Type Invariant, BF Theory, and an
Ultimate Alexander Invariant, two talks in Hamburg, August 2012.
Caen-1206: Caen Workshop on v- and w-Knotted Objects, about 25 hours
of talks over 9 days in June 2012 in Caen, France.
Oregon-1108: The Pure Virtual Braid Group is Quadratic, Oregon, August
SwissKnots-1105: Facts and Dreams About v-Knots and Etingof-Kazhdan, Swiss
Knots 2011, Lake Thun, May 2011.
Tennessee-1103: Cosmic Coincidences and Several Other Stories, Tennnessee,
Chicago-1009: From the ax+b Lie Algebra to the Alexander
Polynomial and Beyond, and 18 Conjectures, Chicago, September
Montpellier-1006: I understand Drinfel'd and Alekseev-Torossian, I don't
understand Etingof-Kazhdan yet, and I'm clueless about Kontsevich,
three talks in Montpellier, June 2010.
Goettingen-1004: u, v, and w-Knots: Topology, Combinatorics and Low and High
Algebra, Courant Lecture Series, Goettingen, April 2010.
Bonn-0908: Convolutions on Lie Groups and Lie Algebras and Ribbon
2-Knots, Bonn, August 2009.
Trieste-0905: (u, v, and w knots) x (topology, combinatorics, low algebra,
and high algebra), Trieste, May 2009.
Sandbjerg-0810: The Penultimate Alexander Invariant, Sandbjerg, Denmark, October 2008.
MSRI-0808: Projectivization, W-Knots, Kashiwara-Vergne and Alekseev-Torossian, MSRI, August 2008.
Fields-0709: A Very Non-Planar Very Planar Algebra, The Fields Institute, September 2007.
Hanoi-0708: Following Lin: Expansions for Groups, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, August 2007.
Aarhus-0706: Algebraic Knot Theory, Århus University, June 2007.
Kyoto-0705: The Virtues of Being an Isomorphism, RIMS, Kyoto May 2007.
UofT-GS-070308: A Homological Construction of the Exponential Function, Graduate Student Seminar, University of Toronto, January 2005.
Utah-0506: Local Khovanov Homology - Computations and Mutations,
Snowbird, Utah, June 2005
UIUC-050311: I don't understand Khovanov-Rozansky homology, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2005.
GWU-050213: I've Computed Kh(T(9,5)) and I'm Happy, George Washington
University, February 2005.
UofT-GS-050113: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, Graduate Student
Seminar, University of Toronto, January 2005.
UWO-040213: Probability: Fact, Fiction and Quantum and Khovanov
Homology for Knots and Links, University of Western Ontario,
UofT-040205: "Not Knot" and "Outside In", University of Toronto,
BIRS-0311: Introduction to Perturbative Chern-Simons Theory and
Introduction to Khovanov Homology, BIRS, Banff, November 2003.
Wayne-031103: The Unreasonable Affinity of Knot Theory and the Algebraic
Sciences, Wayne State University, November 2003.
Davis-010813: Algebraic Structures on Spaces of Knots, University of
California at Davis, August 2001.
On first inspection, in their jars, or aquariums, or ouroboriums,
they appear to be simply domesticated serpents, writhing as they do
suspended in the ether. But of course, there's more to mythological
creatures, even domesticated varieties, than meets the eye. Know this
about the ouroborus: when one chooses to bite its own tail - a choice
which sooner or later every one of its kind is destined to make - it
cannot release it. It will spend the rest of its existence as a
never-ending loop. It might twist and writhe and flatten and flex,
but it is forever hooped.