Event time:

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 11:30am to Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 7:00pm

Location:

431 DL

Speaker:

Helen Wong

Speaker affiliation:

Yale

Event description:

Beginning with the Jones-Kauffman skein theory, we will describe the

construction of projective unitary representations for the mapping class group

of a surface. We will investigate some applications to the study of

three-dimensional manifolds.