Speaker: Professor Stavros Garoufalidis
Affiliation: Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, China

Host: Associate Professor Jon Links


We will discuss a unified approach to define multivariable polynomial invariants of knots that include the colored Jones polynomials, the ADO polynomials, the Links-Gould polynomial and the invariants defined using the theory of quantum groups. Our construction uses braided Hopf algebras with automorphisms. We will give examples of 2-variable invariants, and discuss their structural properties. Joint work with Rinat Kashaev.

About Pure mathematics seminars

We present regular seminars on a range of pure mathematics interests. Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend, and to suggest speakers and topics.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 2 to 3pm.

Talks comprise 45 minutes of speaking time plus five minutes for questions and discussion.

Information for speakers

Researchers in all pure mathematics fields attend our seminars, so please aim your presentation at a general mathematical audience.

Contact us

To volunteer to talk or to suggest a speaker, email Ole Warnaar or Ramiro Lafuente.


Priestley Building (67)
Room: 442