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

Seminar information archive

2022/11/29

17:00-18:00   Online
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Shintaro Kuroki (Okayama University of Science)
GKM graph with legs and graph equivariant cohomology (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A GKM (Goresky-Kottiwicz-MacPherson) graph is a regular graph labeled on edges with some conditions. This notion has been introduced by Guillemin-Zara in 2001 to study the geometry of a nice class of manifolds with torus actions, called a GKM manifold, by a combinatorial way. In particular, we can define a ring on a GKM graph called a graph equivariant cohomology, and it is often isomorphic to the equivariant cohomology of a GKM manifold. In this talk, we introduce the GKM graph with legs (i.e., non-compact edges) related to non-compact manifolds with torus actions that may not satisfy the usual GKM conditions, and study the graph equivariant cohomology which is related to the GKM graph with legs. The talk is mainly based on the joint work with Grigory Solomadin (arXiv:2207.11380) and partially on the joint work with Vikraman Uma (arXiv:2106.11598).
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2022/11/22

17:00-18:00   Online
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Teruaki Kitano (Soka University)
Epimorphism between knot groups and isomorphisms on character varieties (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A partial order on the set of prime knots is given by the existence of an epimorphism between the fundamental groups of the knot complements. In this talk we will survey some basic properties of this order, and discuss some results and questions in connection with the SL(2,C)-character variety. In particular we study to what extend the SL(2,C)-character variety to determine the knot. This talk will be based on joint works with Michel Boileau(Univ. Aix-Marseille), Steven Sivek(Imperial College London), and Raphael Zentner(Univ. Regensburg).
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2022/11/15

17:00-18:00   Online
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Arthur Soulié (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics, POSTECH)
Stable cohomology of mapping class groups with some particular twisted contravariant coefficients (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
The twisted cohomology of mapping class groups of compact orientable surfaces (with one boundary) is very difficult to compute generally speaking. In this talk, I will describe the computation of the stable cohomology algebra of these mapping class groups with twisted coefficients given by the first homology of the unit tangent bundle of the surface. This type of computation is out of the scope of the traditional framework for homological stability. Indeed, these twisted coefficients define a contravariant functor over the classical category associated to mapping class groups to study homological stability, rather than a covariant one. I will also present the computation of the stable cohomology algebras with with twisted coefficients given by the exterior powers and tensor powers of the first homology of the unit tangent bundle of the surface. All this represents a joint work with Nariya Kawazumi.
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2022/11/08

17:00-18:00   Online
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Masahiko Yoshinaga (Osaka University)
Milnor fibers of hyperplane arrangements (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A (central) hyperplane arrangement is a union of finitely many hyperplanes in a linear space. There are many relationships between the intersection lattice of the arrangement and geometry of related spaces. In this talk, we focus on the Milnor fiber of a hyperplane arrangement. The first Betti number of the Milnor fiber is expected to be determined by the combinatorial structure of the intersection lattice, however, it is still open. We discuss two results on the problem. The first (discouraging) one is concerning the dimension of (-1)-eigenspace of the monodromy action on the first cohomology group. We show that it is related to 2-torsions in the first homology of double covering of the (projectivized) complement (j.w. Ishibashi and Sugawara). The second (encouraging) one is related to the Aomoto complex, which is defined in purely combinatorial way. We show that a q-analogue of Aomoto complex determines all nontrivial monodromy eigenspaces of the Milnor fiber.
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2022/11/01

17:00-18:00   Online
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Minkyu Kim (The Univesity of Tokyo)
An obstruction problem associated with finite path-integral (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Finite path-integral introduced by Dijkgraaf and Witten in 1990 is a mathematical methodology to construct an Atiyah-Segal type TQFT from finite gauge theory. In three dimensions, it is generalized to Hopf algebra gauge theory of Meusburger, and the corresponding TQFT is known as Turaev-Viro model. On the one hand, the bicommutative Hopf algebra gauge theory is covered by homological algebra. In this talk, we will explain an obstruction problem associated with a refined finite path-integral construction of TQFT's from homological algebra. This talk is based on our study of a folklore claim in condensed matter physics that gapped lattice quantum system, e.g. toric code, is approximated by topological field theories in low temperature.
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2022/10/25

17:00-18:00   Online
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Noboru Ogawa (Tokai University)
Stabilized convex symplectic manifolds are Weinstein (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
There are two important classes of convexity in symplectic geometry: Liouville and Weinstein structures. Basic objects such as cotangent bundles and Stein manifolds have these structures. In 90s, Eliashberg and Gromov formulated them as symplectic counterparts of Stein manifolds, since then, they have played a significant role in the study of symplectic topology. By definition, a Weinstein structure is a Liouville structure, but the converse is not true in general; McDuff gave the first example which is a Liouville manifold without any Weinstein structures. The purpose of this talk is to present the recent advances on the difference of both structures, up to homotopy. In particular, I will show that the stabilization of the McDuff’s example admits a flexible Weinstein structure. The main part is based on a joint work with Yakov Eliashberg (Stanford University) and Toru Yoshiyasu (Kyoto University of Education). If time permits, I would like to discuss some open questions and progress.
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2022/10/11

17:00-18:00   Online
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Yasuhiko Asao (Fukuoka University)
Magnitude homology of graphs (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Magnitude is introduced by Leinster in 00’s as an ``Euler characteristic of metric spaces”. It is defined for the metric structure itself rather than the topology induced from the metric. Magnitude homology is a categorification of magnitude in a sense that ordinary homology categorifies the Euler characteristic. The speaker’s interest is in geometric meaning of this theory. In this talk, after an introduction to basic ideas, I will explain that magnitude truly extends the Euler characteristic. From this perspective, magnitude homology can be seen as one of the categorification of the Euler characteristic, and the path homology (Grigor’yan—Muranov—Lin—S-T. Yau et.al) appears as a part of another one. These structures are aggregated in a spectral sequence obtained from the classifying space of "filtered set enriched categories" which includes ordinary small categories and metric spaces.
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2022/10/04

17:00-18:30   Online
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Shuichi Harako (The Univesity of Tokyo)
Orientable rho-Q-manifolds and their modular classes (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A rho-commutative algebra, or an almost commutative algebra, is a graded algebra whose commutativity is given by a function called a commutation factor. It is one generalization of a commutative algebra or a superalgebra. We obtain a rho-Lie algebra, or an epsilon-Lie algebra, by a similar generalization of a Lie algebra. On the other hand, we have the modular class of an orientable Q-manifold. Here, a Q-manifold is a supermanifold with an odd vector field whose Lie bracket with itself vanishes, and its orientability is described in terms of the Berezinian bundle. In this talk, we introduce the concept of a rho-manifold, which is a graded manifold whose functional algebra is a rho-commutative algebra, then we show that we can define Q-structures, Berezinian bundle, volume forms, and modular classes of a rho-manifold with some examples.
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2022/07/12

17:00-18:00   Online
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Sungkyung Kang (Center for Geometry and Physics, Institute of Basic Science)
Cable knots and involutive Heegaard Floer homology (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Heegaard Floer homology (and its variants) carries an intrinsic symmetry, which conjecturally corresponds to the Pin(2)-equivariance in Seiberg-Witten Floer homology. By exploiting the symmetry, we prove that (odd,1)-cables of the figure-eight knots are linearly independent in the concordance group of rationally slice knots, and present a first example of rationally slice knots of complexity 1 which are not slice. Furthermore, we establish an explicit connection between involutive knot Floer theory and involutive bordered Floer theory of knot complements, and use it to prove a similar result for iterated cables of figure-eight knots. A part of this talk is based on a joint work with J. Hom, M. Stoffregen, and J. Park.
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2022/07/05

17:00-18:00   Online
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Yushi Nakano (Tokai University)
Non-existence of Lyapunov exponents for homoclinic bifurcations of surface diffeomorphisms (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Lyapunov exponent is widely used in natural science including mathematics, such as a tool to find chaotic signal or a foundation of non-uniformly hyperbolic systems theory. However, its existence (outside of the supports of invariant probability measures) is seldom discussed. In this talk, I consider the problem of whether the Lyapunov irregular set, i.e. the set of points at which Lyapunov exponent fails to exist, has positive Lebesgue measure. I will show that surface diffeomorphisms with a robust homoclinic tangency given by Colli and Vargas, as well as other several known nonhyperbolic dynamics, has the Lyapunov irregular set of positive Lebesgue measure. This is a joint work with S. Kiriki, X. Li and T. Soma.
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2022/06/21

17:00-18:00   Online
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Kazuhiro Ichihara (Nihon University)
Cosmetic surgeries on knots in the 3-sphere (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A pair of Dehn surgeries on a knot is called purely (resp. chirally) cosmetic if the obtained manifolds are orientation-preservingly (resp. -reversingly) homeomorphic. It is conjectured that if a knot in the 3-sphere admits purely (resp. chirally) cosmetic surgeries, then the knot is a trivial knot (resp. a torus knot or an amphicheiral knot). In this talk, after giving a brief survey on the studies on these conjectures, I will explain recent progresses on the conjectures. This is based on joint works with Tetsuya Ito (Kyoto University), In Dae Jong (Kindai University), and Toshio Saito (Joetsu University of Education).
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2022/06/14

17:30-18:30   Online
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Katsuhiko Kuribayashi (Shinshu University)
Cartan calculi on the free loop spaces (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
A typical example of a Cartan calculus is the Lie algebra representation of vector fields of a manifold on the derivation ring of the de Rham complex. In this talk, a `second stage' of the Cartan calculus is investigated. In a more general setting, the stage is formulated with a Lie algebra representation of the Andre-Quillen cohomology of a commutative differential graded algebra A on the endomorphism ring of the Hochschild homology of A in terms of the homotopy Cartan calculi in the sense of Fiorenza and Kowalzig. Moreover, the Lie algebra representation in the Cartan calculus is interpreted geometrically as a map from the rational homotopy group of the monoid of self-homotopy equivalences on a simply-connected space M to the derivation ring on the loop cohomology of M. An extension of the representation to the string cohomology and its geometric counterpart are also discussed together with the BV exactness which is a new rational homotopy invariant introduced in our work. This talk is based on joint work in progress with T. Naito, S. Wakatsuki and T. Yamaguchi.
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2022/06/07

17:00-18:00   Online
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早稲田大学 (Waseda University)
Dynamical zeta functions for geodesic flows and the higher-dimensional Reidemeister torsion for Fuchsian groups (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We discuss a relation between a dynamical zeta function defined by the geodesic flow on a 2-dimensional hyperbolic orbifold and the asymptotic behavior of the Reidemeister torsion for the unit tangent bundle over the orbifold. The unit tangent bundle over a hyperbolic orbifold is a Seifert fibered space with a geometric structure given by the universal cover of PSL(2, R). This geometric structure induces an SL(2, R)-representation of the fundamental group. Here the asymptotic behavior of the Reidemeister torsion means the limit of the leading coefficient in the Reidemeister torsion for the unit tangent bundle over a hyperbolic orbifold and the SL(n, R)-representations induced by the SL(2, R)-one of its fundamental group. For a hyperbolic 3-manifold, we can derive the hyperbolic volume from the limit of the leading coefficient in the Reidemeister torsion with a dynamical zeta function according to previous works. For the unit tangent bundle over a 2-dimensional hyperbolic orbifold, which is not a hyperbolic 3-manifold, we can find the orbifold Euler characteristic of the orbifold in the limit of the leading coefficient in the Reidemeister torsion for the unit tangent bundle from the relation with the dynamical zeta function defined by the geodesic flow on the orbifold.
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2022/05/31

17:00-18:00   Online
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Kazushi Ueda (The Univesity of Tokyo)
Stable Fukaya categories of Milnor fibers (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We define the stable Fukaya category of a Liouville domain as the quotient of the wrapped Fukaya category by the full subcategory consisting of compact Lagrangians, and discuss the relation between the stable Fukaya categories of affine Fermat hypersurfaces and the Fukaya categories of projective hypersurfaces. We also discuss homological mirror symmetry for Milnor fibers of Brieskorn-Pham singularities along the way. This is a joint work in progress with Yanki Lekili.
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2022/05/24

17:00-18:00   Online
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Christine Vespa (IRMA, Université de Strasbourg / JSPS)
Polynomial functors associated with beaded open Jacobi diagrams (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
The Kontsevich integral is a very powerful invariant of knots, taking values is the space of Jacobi diagrams. Using an extension of the Kontsevich integral to tangles in handlebodies, Habiro and Massuyeau construct a functor from the category of bottom tangles in handlebodies to the linear category A of Jacobi diagrams in handlebodies. The category A has a subcategory equivalent to the linearization of the opposite of the category of finitely generated free groups, denoted by $\textbf{gr}^{op}$. By restriction to this subcategory, morphisms in the linear category $\textbf{A}$ give rise to interesting contravariant functors on the category $\textbf{gr}$, encoding part of the composition structure of the category A.
In recent papers, Katada studies the functor given by the morphisms in the category A from 0. In particular, she obtains a family of polynomial functors on $\textbf{gr}^{op}$ which are outer functors, in the sense that inner automorphisms act trivially.
In this talk, I will explain these results and give extensions of Katada’s results concerning the functors given by the morphisms in the category A from any integer k. These functors give rise to families of polynomial functors on $\textbf{gr}^{op}$ which are no more outer functors. Our approach is based on an equivalence of categories given by Powell. Through this equivalence the previous polynomial functors correspond to functors given by beaded open Jacobi diagrams.
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2022/05/17

17:00-18:00   Online
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Tatsuro Shimizu (Tokyo Denki University)
Contribution of simple loops to the configuration space integral (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
For a manifold with a representation of the fundamental group, the configuration space integral associated with a graph (Feynman diagram) gives a real number. An appropriate linear combination of graphs gives an invariant of the manifold with the representation. In this talk, we discuss the contribution of simple loops to the configuration space integral. Hutchings, Lee and Kitayama give geometric descriptions of the Reidemeister torsion by using circle valued Morse functions. By using these descriptions and a Morse theoretical description of the configuration space integral, we have equations among the Reidemeister torsion and the contributions of simple loops in some cases. In this talk, we extend the equations for some other cases and give a computational example of the configuration space integrals by using Morse function.
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2022/05/10

17:00-18:00   Online
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Hokuto Konno (The Univesity of Tokyo)
Nielsen realization, knots, and Seiberg-Witten (Floer) homotopy theory (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
I will discuss two different kinds of applications of Seiberg-Witten (Floer) homotopy theory involving involutions. The first application is about the Nielsen realization problem, which asks whether a given finite subgroup of the mapping class group of a manifold lifts to a subgroup of the diffeomorphism group. Although every finite subgroup is known to lift in dimension 2, there are manifolds of dimension greater than 2 for which the Nielsen realization fails. However, only few examples have been known in dimension 4. I will show that "4-dimensional Dehn twists" yield a large class of new examples. The second application is about 4-dimensional invariants of knots. I will introduce a version of "Floer K-theory for knots", and will explain that this framework gives the first comparison result for the smooth and topological versions of a certain knot invariant, called stabilizing number. Although the above two topics (Nielsen realization and knots) may seem to have different flavors, they are derived from a common idea. The first one is proved using a constraint on smooth involutions on a closed 4-manifold from Seiberg-Witten homotopy theory by Yuya Kato, and the second one is derived from a generalization of Kato's result to 4-manifolds with boundary using Seiberg-Witten Floer homotopy theory. This talk is partially based on joint work with Jin Miyazawa and Masaki Taniguchi.
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2022/04/26

17:00-18:00   Online
Joint with Lie Groups and Representation Theory Seminar. See our seminar webpage.
Yoshiki Oshima (The Univesity of Tokyo)
On the existence of discrete series for homogeneous spaces (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
When a Lie group $G$ acts transitively on a manifold $X$, an irreducible subrepresentation of $L^2(X)$ is called a discrete series representation of $X$. One may ask which homogeneous space $X$ has a discrete series representation. For reductive symmetric spaces, it is known that the existence of discrete series is equivalent to a rank condition by works of Flensted-Jensen, T.Matsuki, and T.Oshima. The problem for general reductive homogeneous spaces was considered by T.Kobayashi and a sufficient condition for the existence of discrete series was obtained by using his theory of admissible restriction. In this talk, we would like to see another sufficient condition for general homogeneous spaces and also the case of their line bundles in terms of the orbit method.
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2022/04/19

17:30-18:30   Online
Joint with Lie Groups and Representation Theory Seminar. See our seminar webpage.
Toshihisa Kubo (Ryukoku University)
On the classification and construction of conformal symmetry breaking operators for anti-de Sitter spaces (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Let $X$ be a smooth manifold and $Y$ a smooth submanifold of $X$. Take $G' \subset G$ to be a pair of Lie groups that act on $Y \subset X$, respectively. Consider a $G'$-intertwining differential operator $\mathcal{D}$ from the space of smooth sections for a $G$-equivariant vector bundle over $X$ to that for a $G'$-equivariant vector bundle over $Y$. Toshiyuki Kobayashi called such a differential operator $\mathcal{D}$ a differential symmetry breaking operator (differential SBO for short) ([T.~Kobayashi, Differential Geom. Appl. (2014)]).

In [Kobayashi-K-Pevzner, Lecture Notes in Math. 2170 (2016)], we explicitly constructed and classified all the differential SBOs from the space of differential $i$-forms $\mathcal{E}^i(S^n)$ over the standard Riemann sphere $S^n$ to that of differential $j$-forms $\mathcal{E}^j(S^{n-1})$ over the totally geodesic hypersphere $S^{n-1}$. In this talk, by extending the results in a Riemannian setting, we discuss about the classification and construction of differential SBOs in a pseudo-Riemannian setting such as anti-de Sitter spaces and hyperbolic spaces. This is a joint work with Toshiyuki Kobayashi and Michael Pevzner.
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2022/01/25

17:00-18:00   Online
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Xiaobing Sheng (The Univesity of Tokyo)
Some obstructions on subgroups of the Brin-Thompson group $2V$ (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Motivated by Burillo, Cleary and Röver's summary of the obstruction for subgroups of Thompson's group $V$, we investigate the higher dimensional version, the group $2V$ and found out that they have similar obstructions on torsion subgroups and certain Baumslag-Solitar groups.
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2022/01/11

17:00-18:00   Online
Joint with Lie Groups and Representation Theory Seminar. See our seminar webpage.
Keiichi Maeta (The Univesity of Tokyo)
On the existence problem of Compact Clifford-Klein forms of indecomposable pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces with signature (n,2) (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
For a homogeneous space $G/H$ and its discontinuous group $\Gamma\subset G$, the double coset space $\Gamma\backslash G/H$ is called a Clifford-Klein form of $G/H$. In the study of Clifford-Klein forms, the classification of homogeneous spaces which admit compact Clifford—Klein forms is one of the important open problems, which was introduced by Toshiyuki Kobayashi in 1980s. We consider this problem for indecomposable and reducible pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces with signature (n,2). We show the non-existence of compact Clifford-Klein forms for some series of symmetric spaces, and construct new compact Clifford-Klein forms of countably infinite five-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian symmetric spaces with signature (3,2).
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2021/12/21

17:30-18:30   Online
Joint with Lie Groups and Representation Theory Seminar. See our seminar webpage.
Hiroki Shimakura (Tohoku University)
Classification of holomorphic vertex operator algebras of central charge 24 (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
Holomorphic vertex operator algebras are imporant in vertex operator algebra theory. For example, the famous moonshine vertex operator algebra is holomorphic. One of the fundamental problems is to classify holomorphic vertex operator algebras. It is known that holomorphic vertex operator algebras of central charge 8 and 16 are lattice vertex operator algebras. I will talk about recent progress on the classification of holomorphic vertex operator algebras of central charge 24.
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2021/12/07

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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2021/11/30

17:00-18:00   Online
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Masatoshi Sato (Tokyo Denki University)
A non-commutative Reidemeister-Turaev torsion of homology cylinders (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
The Reidemeister-Turaev torsion of homology cylinders takes values in the integral group ring of the first homology of a surface. We lift it to a torsion valued in the $K_1$-group of the completed rational group ring of the fundamental group of the surface. We show that it induces a finite type invariant of homology cylinders, and describe the induced map on the graded quotient of the Y-filtration of homology cylinders via the 1-loop part of the LMO functor and the Enomoto-Satoh trace. This talk is based on joint work with Yuta Nozaki and Masaaki Suzuki.
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2021/11/16

17:00-18:00   Online
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Wataru Yuasa (RIMS, Kyoto University)
Skein and cluster algebras of marked surfaces without punctures for sl(3) (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We consider a skein algebra consisting of sl(3)-webs with the boundary skein relations for a marked surface without punctures. We construct a quantum cluster algebra coming from the moduli space of decorated SL(3)-local systems of the surface inside the skew-field of fractions of the skein algebra. In this talk, we introduce the sticking trick and the cutting trick for sl(3)-webs. The sticking trick expands the boundary-localized skein algebra into the cluster algebra. The cutting trick gives Laurent expressions of "elevation-preserving" webs with positive coefficients in certain clusters. We can also apply these tricks in the case of sp(4). This talk is based on joint works with Tsukasa Ishibashi.
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