Swiss Knots 2015 Geneva

Knot theory and low dimensional topology in Switzerland 1 - 3 June, 2015


All lectures will take place in M S130 at UNIMAIL

The conference meal on Tuesday is at Brasserie des Halles de L'ile beginning at 19h30.

The programme of talks is as follows and here are the abstracts.

13h30 - 14h00 Registration
14h00 - 15h00 Christine Lescop On a cube of the equivariant linking pairing of a knot and its generalizations
Afternoon tea
15h30 - 16h30 Brendan Owens Some bounds on unlinking number
16h30 - 17h30 Cameron Gordon Left-orderability, taut foliations, and cyclic branched covers
09h00 - 10h00 Zsuzanna Dancso Lattices of integer cuts and flows: Categorification and combinatorics
Morning coffee
10h30 - 11h30 Christian Blanchet Non semisimple TQFTs from nilpotent representations of quantum sl(2)
11h30 - 12h30 Louis-Hadrien Robert The colored sl(3)-homology
14h00 - 15h00 Gaetan Borot Modular functors, cohomological field theories and topological recursion
Afternoon tea
15h30 - 16h30 Norbert A'Campo A real analytic cell complex for braid groups
16h30 - 17h30 Rinat Kashaev On the structure of partition functions in the Teichmüller TQFT
Conference meal
09h00 - 10h00 Fathi Ben Aribi The L2 Alexander invariant detects the trivial knot
Morning coffee
10h30 - 11h30 Peter Feller The Alexander polynomial and the slice genus
11h30 - 12h30 Josh Greene Definite surfaces and alternating links