Graduate Student Seminar-Basic homological algebra and its application in knot theory

Title: Basic homological algebra and its application in knot theory.
Speaker:  Xiao Wang, GWU
Date and Time: Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:00pm
Place: Rome 206

Abstract: I will first introduce projective resolution, Tor functor, and the Fundamental lemma of homological algebra.  Then we will see some applications of these basic homological algebra to Khovanov homology, which is a powerful link invariant that categorifies the Jones polynomial.

Note: The Graduate Student Seminar is mandatory for ALL graduate Students. Attendance will be taken.