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2:30 pm Thursday, October 22, 2009 Current Math Seminar: Introduction to Khovanov Homologyby Andrew Elliott (Rice University) in HB 227- Khovanov homology is a categorification of the Jones polynomial, a polynomial knot invariant discovered in the mid 80s. I will discuss what this statement means, in the context of constructing the Khovanov chain complex. I will also talk about how we measure the amount of new information Khovanov homology can bring to the table, and how similar features show up in other categorifications of knot polynomials.
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