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Algebraic Knot Theory

Geometry and TQFT, Center for the Topology and Quantization of Moduli Spaces

University of Aarhus, June 2007

Abstract. Wearing the hat of a topologist, I will argue that despite the (justified) great interest in categorification, the good old "Kontsevich Integral" is even more interesting and highly under-studied. The gist: the Kontsevich Integral behaves well under cool operations that make a lot of 3-dimensional sense, but we are still far from understanding it.

Some propaganda...

"God created the knots, all else in topology is the work of mortals."

Leopold Kronecker (modified)




I don't understand... (more)