Twenty years ago Xiao Song Lin defined the twisted Alexander polynomial for a knot together with a representation of the fundamental group of its complement. Taking the trivial representation one obtains the classical Alexander polynomial.

The two weeks long X-math program for graduate students tries to understand the combinatorics, geometry and algebra of the twisted Alexander polynomial and its applications to other objects in knot theory.

Schedule and additional informations are available here

Organizer: Oliver Dasbach

The twisted Alexander polynomial
LSU, June 29th to July 10th, 2009

eXtreme-Math 2009 @ LSUs Topology

Mini-courses given by

Dan Silver
(U South Alabama)

Susan Williams
(U South Alabama)

Abhijit Champanerkar (CSI/CUNY)