Quantum plane, q-polynomial of rooted trees, and rooted graph invariants

10/25/2016 - 12:15pm
10/25/2016 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Jozef Przytycki (George Washington University)
Abstract: 

We describe in this talk a new invariant of rooted trees and rooted graphs. We argue that the invariant is interesting on it own, and that it has connections to knot theory and homological algebra. However, the real reason that we propose this invariant to readers of is that we deal here with an elementary, interesting, new mathematics, and after this talk listeners can take part in developing the topic, inventing new results and connections to other disciplines of mathematics, and likely, statistical mechanics, and combinatorial biology.

Where: 
Millikan 2099, Pomona College