Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KOHNO Toshitake, KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya
Remarks Tea: 16:30 - 17:00 Common Room

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17:00-1800   Online
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Taketo Sano (The Univesity of Tokyo)
A Bar-Natan homotopy type (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
In year 2000, Khovanov introduced a categorification of the Jones polynomial, now known as Khovanov homology. In 2014, Lipshitz and Sarkar introduced a spatial refinement of Khovanov homology, called Khovanov homotopy type, which is a finite CW spectrum whose reduced cellular cohomology recovers Khovanov homology. On the algebraic level, there are several deformations of Khovanov homology, such as Lee homology and Bar-Natan homology. These variants are also important in that they give knot invariants such as Rasmussen’s $s$-invariant. Whether these variants admit spatial refinements have been open.

In 2021, the speaker constructed a spatial refinement of Bar-Natan homology and determined its stable homotopy type. The construction follows that of Lipshitz and Sarkar, which is based on the construction proposed by Cohen, Segal and Jones using the concept of flow categories. Also, we adopt techniques called “Morse moves in flow categories” introduced by Lobb et.al. to determine the stable homotopy type. Spacialy (or homotopically) refining the $s$-invariant is left as a future work.
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