A Second Time around the Volume Conjecture


(local contact: Oliver Dasbach)

LSU, Baton Rouge

Howe-Russell Geoscience complex Room E130


Program (tentative)

 

Wed., May 30, 2007

Time

Speaker

Title


10:00 am - 10:50 am

Stavros Garoufalidis
(Georgia Tech University)
Resurgence of 1-dim sums
of quantum factorials


11:00 am - 11:50 pm

Adam S Sikora
University at Buffalo
(SUNY)
Khovanov homology for
concatenation of tangles
 

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Neal Stoltzfus
(LSU)

From Spanning Trees to Quasitrees

4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Christian Zickert
(Columbia University)
The Chern-Simons invariant of a
hyperbolic manifold

Thu., May 31, 2007

Time

Speaker

Title


10:00 am
Howe-Russell Complex


Coffee


10:30 am - 11:20 am

Hitoshi Murakami
(Tokyo Institute
of Technology)

An introduction to the
volume conjecture

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Yoshiyuki Yokota
(Tokyo Metropolitan
University)

On the limit of the Kashaev's invariants
for some knots


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Walter Neumann
(Columbia University/
Barnard College)
Eigenvalue equivalence of
hyperbolic manifolds

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Roland
van der Veen

(U Amsterdam)
The volume conjecture for Whitehead Chains
 

7:00 pm

 

DESSERT PARTY

Fri., Jun 1, 2007 Time
Speaker Title

10:00 am
Howe-Russell Complex

Coffee

10:30 am - 11:20 am Hitoshi Murakami
(Tokyo Institute
of Technology)
A generalization of the volume conjecture

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Matilde Lalin
(University of Alberta/
MPI Bonn)
Mahler measures under variations
of the base group

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Jessica Purcell
(UT Austin)
Volume bounds from knot
and link diagrams


4:10 pm - 5:00 pm David Futer
(Michigan State)
Volume bounds from Jones
polynomial coefficients


7:00 pm
Dinner Buffett Party
Sat., Jun 2, 2007 Time Speaker Title

10:00 am
Howe-Russell Complex

Coffee

10:30 am - 11:20 am Charlie Frohman
(U of Iowa)
The Asymptotics of the Quantum
Hyperbolic invariants of Baseilhac and Benedetti

11:40 am - 12:30 pm Razvan Gelca
(Texas Tech)

The quantum group quantization of the moduli
space of flat SU(2)-connections on a surface
determines the Reshetikhin-Turaev representation
of the mapping class group



3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Hua Bai
(U Georgia)

Quantum Teichmüller spaces and
Kashaev's 6j-symbols



4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Feng Luo
(Rutgers University)
 
The cosine law, volume
and the Teichmüller space


Sun., Jun 3, 2007 9:30 am
Howe-Russell Complex

Coffee

10:00 am - 10:50 am Francis Bonahon
(USC)
Using quantum Teichmüller theory to
represent the braid group

11:00 am - 11:50 am Abhijit Champanerkar
(University of South Alabama)
Mahler measure of the A-polynomial

 

Contact: Oliver Dasbach


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