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On 31.05.2012 at 12:20 in S6, there is the following noon lecture:

Knot theory: a current view

Igor K

University of Michigan

Abstract

Much has happened in knot theory since V. Jones discovered his famous polynomial in 1984. I will talk about some knot invariants which belong to, or are close to, combinatorics. I will start with the Jones polynomial, and proceed to a striking method called `categorification'. I also promise to mention at least one unsolved problem of efficient algorithmic computation.

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