CMSA Colloquium: Hyperbolic Geometry and Quantum Invariants


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September 15, 2021 9:30 am - 10:30 am
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Tian Yang - Texas A&M University

There are two very different approaches to 3-dimensional topology, the hyperbolic geometry following the work of Thurston and the quantum invariants following the work of Jones and Witten. These two approaches are related by a sequence of problems called the Volume Conjectures. In this talk, I will explain these conjectures and present some recent joint works with Ka Ho Wong related to or benefited from this relationship.

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