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Mathematisches Institut der Universität München - B. Pareigis

Prof. Dr. Bodo Pareigis,
Prof. Dr. Julius Wess

Jones theory II (Jones-Theorie II)

  • Summer semester 1998
  • Time: Thursday, 3:15 pm
  • Room: 251
  • Planning session: Thursday, May 7, 1998, 9:15 am, Room 133
  • Contents: The seminar deals with Jones' approach to the so-called Jones polynomial, an invariant of knots discovered by him, which in contrast to the older Alexander polynomial can distinguish between a knot and its mirror image. The seminar is a continuation of the seminar held last semester, however it is also accessible for newcomers since the topics are largely independent from the material developed in the previous seminar. The topics discussed include Hecke algebras, Temperley-Lieb algebras and the traces admitted by these algebras, which are used in the construction of the Jones polynomial. The seminar is based on the book:

    F. Goodman/P. de la Harpe/V. Jones: Coxeter graphs and towers of algebras MSRI Publications 14, Springer, Berlin 1989

    Basic knowledge on matrix rings required.

  • Seminar program

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