Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Instanton homology of knots: an introduction

Seminar | October 7 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nikolai Saveliev, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

I will give an elementary introduction to the instanton knot homology of Kronheimer and Mrowka. This Floer type theory was recently used to prove that the Khovanov homology is an unknot detector.