The homotopy theory of Khovanov homology

Brent Everitt (University of York)

Monday 24th February, 2014 16:00-17:00 Maths 204


Khovanov homology categorifies the Jones polynomial and does a whole bunch of things the Jones polynomial can’t. So it’s a sexy thing. In this talk we will remember how Khovanov works and then reinterpret it via sheaf theory. This then allows us to bring in ideas from (stable) homotopy theory. This is joint work with Paul Turner (Geneva).

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