A piece of 21st century mathematics that didn't make it into 20th century physics


Sergei Gukov

Caltech and MPI

Northeastern University

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Talk at 4:30 p.m. in 509 Lake Hall

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in 544 Nightingale Hall


Abstract:   This lecture will be about the physics and geometry of new knot invariants invented by Khovanov, Rozansky, Ozsvath, Szabo, Rasmussen, and other mathematicians circa 2000. The key ingredients of the proposed physical framework involve standard tools from gauge theory and string theory. It leads to a wealth of generalizations and comes with a few surprising features ...

Here are some directions to Northeastern University. Lake Hall and Nightingale Hall can be best accessed from the entrance on the corner of Greenleaf Street and Leon Street. The two halls are connected, with no well-defined boundary in between. In particular, 509 Lake Hall is on the same corridor as 544 Nightingale Hall.

There is free parking available for people coming to the Colloquium at Northeastern's visitor parking (Rennaisance Garage). The entrance is from Columbus Avenue. If coming by car, you should park there and take the parking talon. After the lecture, you may pick up the payment coupon from Andrei Zelevinsky.

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