Swiss Knots 2011

Knot Theory and Algebra

Lake Thun, May 23-27

Categorification of quantum groups

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Khovanov's talk
Date: 23.05.11   Time: 10.00 - 10.50   Room: Gwatt Zentrum

Coauthor: Aaron Lauda

Abstract: We'll explain several ideas that enter into categorification of quantum groups, including geometric interpretation of Drinfeld-Lusztig bilinear form and categorification of a half of quantum group via categories of modules over diagrammatically defined rings.