Swiss Knots 2009


Low dimensional topology and knot theory


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All lectures will take place in Room 0.110, Biologie Végétale Building.
All coffee breaks in the Pavillon Vert.

A pdf version of the programme can be found here.

Thursday
14:00 - 15:00 C. Gordon Surface subgroups of doubles of free groups
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30 M. Lustig Horizontal Dehn surgery and genericity in the curve complex
16:40 - 17:40 M. Sakuma On punctured torus bundles: Comparing two tessellations on the complex plane
17:45 Reception - Pavillon Vert, Botanical Garden

Friday
10:00 - 11:00 K.Murasugi On the total twisted Alexander polynomials of knots
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 S. Friedl Twisted Alexander polynomials and fibered knots
Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 S. Wehrli Sutured Floer homology, the colored Jones polynomial, and the Alexander polynomial
Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:45 J. Rasmussen The Alexander polynomial of a sutured manifold
17:00 - 18:00 C. Stroppel Convolution algebras and Khovanov homology
18:45 Conference Dinner - Restaurant L'Aigle Noir

Saturday
09:00 - 10:00 J. Marché Trace functions on the representation space of a surface in SU(2)
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 F. Costantino On sl_2 invariants of trivalent graphs in the sphere
11:40 - 12:40 A. Beliakova Unified quantum SO(3) invariants of rational homology 3-spheres