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07/07/2015, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics BuildingInstituto Superior Técnico
Sam Nelson, Claremont McKenna College

Quantum Enhancements of Biquandle Counting Invariants

Biquandles are algebraic structures related to knots. For every finite biquandle $X$ there is an integer-valued knot and link invariant called the biquandle counting invariant. An enhancement is a stronger invariant which determines but is not determined by the counting invariant. In this talk we will discuss current work on enhancements defined analogously to quantum invariants.