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Non-multiplicative TQFTs and diagrammatic categorifications of the polynomial ring

Presented by: 
Radmila Sazdanovic North Carolina State University
Date: 
Thursday 29th June 2017 - 11:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
Co-author: Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University)

We focus on non-multiplicative TQFTs via representations of non-unital rings built out of cobordism categories modulo various relations. Examples include diagrammatic categorifications of the polynomial ring Z[x] and several classes of orthogonal polynomials.
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