Swiss Knots 2011

Knot Theory and Algebra

Lake Thun, May 23-27

Facts and Dreams About v-Knots and Etingof-Kazhdan

Dror Bar-Natan's talk
Date: 24.05.11   Time: 17.30 - 18.20   Room: Gwatt Zentrum

Abstract: I will describe, to the best of my understanding, the relationship between virtual knots and the Etingof-Kazhdan quantization of Lie bialgebras, and explain why, in my humble opinion, both topologists and algebraists should care. I am not happy yet about the state of my understanding of the subject but I haven't lost hope of achieving happiness, one day.

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