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The 1-dimensional tangle hypothesis

[Moved Online] Tensor categories and topological quantum field theories March 16, 2020 - March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 (11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT)
Speaker(s): David Ayala (Montana State University)
  • Factorization homology

  • tangle hypothesis

  • cobordism hypothesis

  • quantum link invariants

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Using factorization homology, I'll outline a conceptual construction of link invariants, generalizing the Jones and Reshetkhin-Turaev polynomial invariants, using factorization homology.  I'll explain how to supply a conceptual proof of the 1-dimensional tangle hypothesis, using essentially the same construction.  This is joint work with John Francis.

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