Seminars & Colloquia

Geometry Topology Seminar: The quantum content of the Neumann-Zagier equations

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 2:05pm, Skiles 005

Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Tech, email        Organizer: Stavros Garoufalidis

The Neumann-Zagier equations are well-understood objects of classical hyperbolic geometry. Our discovery is that they have a nontrivial quantum content, (that for instance captures the perturbation theory of the Kashaev invariant to all orders) expressed via universal combinatorial formulas. Joint work with Tudor Dimofte.