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Cars, Interchanges, Traffic Counters, and some Pretty Darned Good Knot Invariants

UCLA Topology Seminar, Los Angeles, November 4, 2022.

Abstract. Reporting on joint work with Roland van der Veen, I'll tell you some stories about $\rho_1$, an easy to define, strong, fast to compute, homomorphic, and well-connected knot invariant. $\rho_1$ was first studied by Rozansky and Overbay, it is dominated by the coloured Jones polynomial (but it isn't lesser!), it has far-reaching generalizations, and I wish I understood it.

URL: http://drorbn.net/la22.

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Handout: Cars.html, Cars.pdf.

Sources: pensieve.