This workshop will introduce the main branches in the study of knot homology theories. It will consist of three mini-courses, one on knot Floer homology and related topics; one on the various approaches to Khovanov and Khovanov-Rozansky homology; and one on categorification on quantum groups. (There will also be several stand-alone lectures.)
The techniques involved in the three branches are quite different; in particular, Heegaard Floer theory is analytic in nature, with its origin in gauge theory and symplectic geometry, while both Khovanov homology and categorification are more algebraic in nature, with origins in representation theory and algebraic geometry. The workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students and researchers outside the field to gain entry, as well as for researchers working in
one part of the field to learn about techniques and developments in other parts.
Speakers for the mini-courses:
Knot Floer homology:
Categorification of Quantum Groups:
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The cut-off date for reservations is January 4, 2010.
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