“From Gauge Theory to Khovanov Homology Via Floer Theory," by Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study)

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Green Family Lectures

The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics invites you to attend this 2017 Green Family Lecture

CNSI Auditorium
Monday, March 6, 2017
5-6 PM Lecture
Reception to follow at IPAM

Guest Speaker: Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study) ​

Talk Title: "From Gauge Theory to Khovanov Homology Via Floer Theory"


The goal of the lecture is to describe a gauge theory approach to Khovanov homology of knots, in particular, to motivate the relevant gauge theory equations in a way that does not require too much physics background.  I will give a gauge theory perspective on the construction of singly-graded Khovanov homology by Abouzaid and Smith. 

CNSI Auditorium