3-Manifold Seminar: Chromatic and Temperley-Lieb algebras

Seminar | February 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I'll discuss the chromatic algebra introduced by Fendley-Krushkal and its relation with the Temperley-Lieb algebra. We'll use this relation to understand the behavior of the chromatic algebra at special values, the Beraha numbers, leading to Tutte's golden identity.