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Perturbative 3-Manifold Invariants

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Prof. Dr. A. S. Cattaneo

WS 2000-2001

Mi 15-17, oder nach Vereinbarung

Höhere Vorlesung, Gruppe MA 11
The aim of the course is to present, *to students in mathematics and
in theoretical or mathematical physics*, various constructions of 3
-manifold invariants inspired from the perturbative expansion of Chern-Simons
theory. Some of these constructions rely on the surgery presentation of
the manifold and are obtained in terms of the so-called Kontsevich integral.
Other constructions are based on configuration-space integrals defined
on the manifold itself.

The course will introduce all these techniques together with the relevant
background (including finite-type knot invariants and Feynman diagrams).
A basic knowledge of differential geometry and algebraic topology is however
assumed.

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On 24 Jul 2000, 19:28.