Workshop on
Volume Conjecture and Quantum Topology

-- a new perscective on low-dimensional geometry --

September 6 (Tue) to 9 (Fri), 2016

at Room 54-204, 54th building,
Nishi-Waseda Campus, Waseda University
Tokyo, JAPAN

Check out the videos of talks. Many thanks to Seonhwa Kim for preparing these videos.


It is about 20 years before that a misterious relation between quantum invariants and hyperbolic volumes of knot complements was discovered. Such relation is now called the volume conjecture, and its proof for general case is still open. But this idea relates to the quantum Teichmuller theory and gives a new technology to develop quantum topology. The aim of this workshop is to report the current situation of the volume conjecture is discussed and its application to quantum topology. We also include some related topics concerning to quantum invariants and hyperbolic structure of knots and 3-manifolds.


Workshop September 6 (Tue) to 9 (Fri), 10:00 ~
Welcome reception September 6 (Tue)
Workshop dinner September 8 (Thu)

Confirmed Speakers

Qingtao Chen (ETH)
Dongmin Gang (IPMU)
Stavros Garoufaridis (Georgia Tech)
Kazuo Habiro (RIMS)
Rei Inoue (Chiba University)
Rinat Kashaev (Université de Genéve)
Alexander Kolpakov (University of Toronto)
Delphine Moussard (Université de Bourgogne)
Hitoshi Murakami (Tohoku University)
Tomotada Ohtsuki (RIMS)
Bertrand Patureau-Mirand (Université de Bretagne-Sud)
Toshie Takata (Kyushu University)
Shunsuke Tsuji (University of Tokyo)
Roland van ver Veen (Leiden University)
Masahito Yamazaki (IPMU)
Yoshiyuki Yokota (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Don Zagier (MPIM, Bonn)

This workshop is supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 16H03931, 16H06336, 25287014.

Organizer: Jun Murakami (Waseda University)
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Department of Mathematics, Fadulty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo 169-8555, JAPAN