# X-MATH @ LSU

Contact: Oliver Dasbach

X-math (X as in eXtreme) is a summer research program for graduate students who either already work in low dimensional topology or have strong interest in it. We meet daily for one to two weeks and work intensively on projects around the given topic.

Program | Dates | Topic |
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X-Math 2009 | June 29th to July 10th, 2009 |
The Twisted Alexander polynomial (Speakers: Susan Williams, Dan Silver, and Abhijit Champanerkar) |

Y-Math 2010 | June 30th to July 7th, 2010 |
SU(N)-representations of knot groups (Speakers: Charlie Frohman and Paul Kirk) |

Z-math 2011 | May 16th to May 20th, 2011 |
The colored Jones polynomial |

α-math 2012 | May 14th to May 25th, 2012 |
Kashaev's invariants |

β-math 2013 | tba 2013 | tba |

(Image by Mustafa Hajij)