KITP Program: Quantum Knot Invariants and Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
(Nov 5 - Dec 14, 2018)
Coordinators: Sergei Gukov, Mikhail Khovanov, Andrew Lobb, Piotr Sulkowski, and Cumrun Vafa

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Time Speaker Title
11/05, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
11/06, 2:00pm Piotr Sulkowski
Univ. of Warsaw & KITP
Topological strings, knots, and quivers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 2:30pm Stavros Garoufalidis
Georgia Tech
State Integrals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 10:00am All Participants TBA
11/09, 10:00am Ramadevi Pichai
IIT Bombay & KITP
Arborescent vs. non-arborescent knots and links[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/13, 10:00am All Participants Organizational meeting
11/13, 2:00pm Du Pei
Caltech & QGM Aarhus & KITP
On new homological and homotopy-theoretic invariants of manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 2:30pm Mikhail Khovanov
Columbia University & KITP
Foam evaluation and its applications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 10:00am All Participants Informal discussion
11/16, 10:00am Sarah Rasmussen
Cambridge Univ.
Topological and physical interpretations of Floer-theoretic 3-manifold invariants[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19 12:15pm Cumrun Vafa
Harvard & KITP
String Theory and Low dimensional Topology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
11/19, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
11/20, 2:00pm Józef Przytycki
George Washington University & KITP
Progress in Yang-Baxter homology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 4:00pm Oleg Viro
Stony Brook & KITP
gl(1|1) categorification of the multi-variable Alexander polynomial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/26, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational Meeting
11/27, 2:00pm Alexei Morozov
On generalizations of Schur functions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 2:30pm Satoshi Nawata
Fudan Univ. & KITP
Refined Chern-Simons at large N and Enumerative Invariants[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28 6:15pm Louis Kauffman
University of Illinois at Chicago & KITP
Revolutions in Knots, Braids and Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Friends' Talk
11/29, 10:00am All Participants Informal Discussion
11/30, 10:00am Sarah Harrison
McGill Univ. & KITP
3-manifold homology and modularity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
12/04, 2:00pm Jacob Rasmussen
Cambridge University
Tangles, Hilbert Schemes, and Diagonalization[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 2:30pm Pavel Putrov
Fermionic finite group gauge theories, Sato-Levine invariants and categorification[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 10:00am All Participants Informal discussion
12/07, 10:00am Anna Beliakova
University of Zurich
Hopf Algebras and (2+1)-TQFTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 2:30pm All Participants Organizational meeting
12/11, 2:00pm Louis Kauffman
University of Illinois Chicago & KITP
Introduction to Virtual Knot Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 2:30pm Tudor Dimofte
University of California Davis & KITP
HOMFLY homology and 3d mirror symmetry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 10:00am Daniel Roggenkamp
Mannheim University
Perturbations and projections[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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