Kavli IPMU Komaba Seminar

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Date, time & place Monday 16:30 - 18:00 002Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)

2008/06/30

17:00-18:30   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
J.Manuel Garcia-Islas (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Quantum topological invariants and black hole entropy
[ Abstract ]
A type of topological invariants of three manifolds were
introduced by Turaev and Viro. We will define an invariant of graphs
embedded in a three dimensional manifold in a Turaev-Viro spirit.
The relation of these invariants to mathematical physics is
a really nice one. We will show how entropy of a three dimensional
black hole known as BTZ can be described using our formulation.