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Penn Mathematics Colloquium

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:30pm

Eugene Gorsky

University of California Davis


University of Pennsylvania


Tea/coffee/refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM in the Math Lounge (4th floor).

I will discuss recent results and conjectures relating knot invariants (such as HOMFLY-PT polynomial and Khovanov-Rozansky homology) to algebraic geometry of Hilbert schemes of points and combinatorics of Macdonald polynomials. All notions will be introduced in the talk, no preliminary knowledge is assumed. This is a joint work with Andrei Negut and Jacob Rasmussen.