Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:00 PM
Matt Hogancamp (Northeastern)

In this talk I will discuss how to construct an object of the annular Bar-Natan category (rather, a completion thereof) which satisfies handle-slide invariance. This work is joint with Dave Rose and Paul Wedrich, and is intended to yield a simplification (and ultimately a chain-level refinement of) the Manolescu-Neithalath 2-handle formula for skein lasagna modules.