Topology Seminar- A Scanning Algorithm for Odd Khovanov Homology

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 Dirk Schütz and will take place on March 26, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST. 

Title: A Scanning Algorithm for Odd Khovanov Homology

Abstract: We adapt Bar-Natan’s scanning algorithm for fast computations in (even) Khovanov homology to odd Khovanov homology. The main difficulty comes from the sign assignments in the cochain complex, which are not local in the odd theory. To deal with this we use a mapping cone construction instead of a tensor product to handle the gluings of tangles. The algorithm has been implemented in a computer program, and we can also use it to make efficient calculations for a concordance invariant that was recently introduced by Sarkar-Scaduto-Stoffregen.

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