Wednesdays 1:30–3pm, 740 Evans, CCN 24270
(Simultaneously, 4:306 EST at Harvard)
We will start with an introduction to ChernSimons theory for compact groups
and proceed to discussing the (much less developed) case of complex Lie groups.
References will be updated.
Date  Topic  Speaker  References 
1/24  Introduction and Organization  Freed and Teleman 
1,3,7,8 
1/31  Review of ChernSimons for compact groups, I  Teleman  1 
2/7  ChernSimons for compact groups II  Freed  1 
2/14  ChernSimons for torus groups 

8 
2/21 
Quantum groups and 3manifold invariants  Reshetikhin  
2/28  Analytic Continuation of ChernSimons theory  Charlie Reid 
4; 3,5? 
3/6  On the Volume conjecture  Rinat Kashaev 
9 
3/13 
CS and WZW. Harvard Spring Break – no Zoom  Constantin Teleman 
8 
3/20  Perturbative ChernSimons Theory  Erik Herrera 
10, 11 
3/27  Berkeley Spring Break – No meeting 


4/3  Quantum Riemann surfaces I  Sunghyuk Park  7 
4/10  TBD 


4/17 


6, 7 
4/25 


6,7 