Kontsevich invariants in knot theory
- Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018, 15:00 – 16:00
- Location: Hillary Place SR (G.18)
- Type: Algebra, Seminars, Pure Mathematics
- Cost: Free
Arnaud Mortier, Dublin City University. Part of the Algebra Seminar Series
We will investigate different aspects of the Kontsevich integral, a strong knot invariant with roots in mathematical physics, algebraically related to the study of knots via singularity theory. We will see how to define a $1$-cocycle using the same ideas. I will explain the grounds of knot theory, what a 1-cocycle is in this context, and what we can expect from such a tool.