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Towards a symplectic model of odd Khovanov homology

Presented by: 
Mohammed Abouzaid Columbia University
Date: 
Thursday 13th April 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
I will report on joint work in progress with Ivan Smith which combines ideas of Lawrence and Bigelow and Gaiotto-Witten with motivation from homological mirror symmetry to propose a symplectic construction of a pair of knot invariants which are expected to correspond to the odd and even Khovanov homologies. I will mostly focus on the only computation which is fully understood: the trivial diagram of the unknot.
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