Combinatorics Seminar 2018

Speaker: Zhongtao Wu (吴忠涛), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: Middle Meeting Room

Title: An Alexander polynomial for graphs


Using Alexander modules, one can define a polynomial invariant for a certain class of graphs with a balanced coloring. We will give different interpretations of this polynomial by Kauffman state formula and MOY relations. Moreover, we propose a potential categorification for the invariant.

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