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Disorganized Tidbits:

Kashiwara-Vergne, Drinfel'd, Alekseev-Torossian, Alexander, Virtual knots, and Etingof-Kazhdan

Research Seminar in Mathematics

Northeastern University, October 28, 2008

Abstract. There is compelling evidence including some long-route indirect proofs, that the following are the same, or at least closely and directly related to each other: There is also some weaker evidence that all these topics remain related even when the various commutativity, co-commutativity and other restrictions are dropped.

If all goes well, in 5-10 years I will be able to give a coherent explanation of all that (perhaps sooner, if others will get interested and do the work). For now, all I have are some disorganized tidbits.

Partially I will follow the topics and handouts of several talks that I gave recently. In particular, with base:=http://www.math.toronto.edu/~drorbn/Talks, see base/Sandbjerg-0810, base/Istanbul-0606, base/Zurich-080513, base/MSRI-0808, and base/Copenhagen-081009.

Today's Handout. UVWKnots.html, UVWKnots.pdf.

The Key Points.

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

Leopold Kronecker (modified)