Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Sanjay Kumar
  •  Turaev-Viro invariants via quantum representations of the mapping class group
  •  10/10/2018
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  A202 Wells Hall

The Turaev-Viro invariants are an infinite family of real valued 3-manifold invariants originally defined by state sums of a triangulation. Using SO(3)-TQFT, I will demonstrate an equivalent formulation in terms of traces of quantum representations and discuss its possible advantages in studying mapping tori of surfaces.

 

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