Topology Seminar- The Kauffman skein algebra of the torus

Greater Washington Topology Seminar

The following is a list of confirmed speakers and dates for the Greater (George) Washington Topology Seminar seminar: 

1. March 5, 2021: Maciej Mroczkowski (University of Gdańsk)

2. March 12, 2021: Victoria Lebed (Université de Caen - Normandie )

3. March 26, 2021: Dirk Schütz (University of Durham)

4. April 2, 2021: Peter Samuelson (University of California, Riverside)

5. April 9, 2021: Krzysztof Putyra (Universität Zürich)

6. April 16, 2021: Michal Jablonowski (University of Gdańsk)

7. April 23, 2021: Nathan Geer (Utah State University)

8. April 30, 2021: Joseph Boninger (CUNY)

9. May 7, 2021: William Goldman (University of Maryland, College Park) 

10. May 14, 2021: Wade Bloomquist (Georgia Tech)

The next talk will be by Peter Samuelson and will take place on April 2, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT. 

Title: The Kauffman skein algebra of the torus

Abstract: Skein relations provide a way of constructing polynomials from knots in S^3, and more generally constructing algebras from surfaces. Frohman and Gelca gave a beautiful description of the algebra constructed using the Kauffman bracket (sl_2) skein relations and the torus. In this talk we discuss the Kauffman (so(\infty)) skein algebra of the torus, and its relation to the Homflypt and Kauffman bracket skein algebras. We also discuss similarities between the "special" generators found by Frohman and Gelca and the analogous generators in the Homflypt and Kauffman case.

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