Integral TQFT and applications
Student No.:50
Time:Wed/Fri 10:10-12:00, 2016-10-19~ 2016-11-11
Instructor:Gregor Masbaum  [CNRS, IMJ-PRG, Paris, France]
Place:Conference Room 4, Floor 2, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2016-10-19
Ending Date:2016-11-11






Integral TQFT is an integral refinement of Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFT defined over a ring of cyclotomic integers. The goalof this lecture series is to give an introduction to Integral TQFTand to discuss some applications to low-dimensional topologyand to mapping class groups. Our main tool in the constructionwill be the skein theory of the Kauffman bracket.






Basic low-dimensional topology.






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G. Masbaum, P. M. Gilmer. Integral Lattices in TQFT. Ann. Sci.École Norm. Sup. 40 (2007) 815-844.



G. Masbaum, A. W. Reid. All finite groups are involved in theMapping Class Group. Geometry & Topology 16 (2012) 1393-1411.



T. Koberda, R. Santharoubane. Quotients of surface groups andhomology of finite covers via quantum representations.Inventiones (to appear), arXiv:1510.00677