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A series of lectures at the University of California at Berkeley
12 noon at Evans 939, April 24-28, 2000.

Dror Bar-Natan, Hebrew University and MSRI.

Very rough plan:

Lecture I (April 24):
Finite type invariants, weight systems, chord diagrams and diagrams with trivalent graphs, the relation with Lie algebras.

Lecture II (April 25):
Framing, Hutchings' attempt at integration.

Lecture III (April 26):
From Chern-Simons theory to configuration space integrals and chopstick towers.

Lecture IV (April 27):
From embedded trivalent graphs to associators via the tetrahedron.

Lecture V (April 28):
Existance and near uniqueness of the tetrahedron.

This page is at http://www.math.toronto.edu/~drorbn/Talks/UCB-000420/series.html. See also my April 20th colloquium talk, at http://www.math.toronto.edu/~drorbn/Talks/UCB-000420/.