# David Rose : A categorification of quantum sl_3 projectors and the sl_3 Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of tangles

We discuss a recent result of the speaker giving a categorification of quantum sl_3 projectors and the sl_3 Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of framed tangles. In more detail, we will review Kuperberg's diagrammatic description of the category of representations of quantum sl_3 (which gives a combinatorial method for computing the quantum sl_3 invariant of links) as well as Morrison and Nieh's geometric categorification of this structure. We then show that there exist elements in Morrison and Nieh's categorification which correspond to projection onto highest weight irreducible summands and use these elements to construct a categorification of the sl_3 Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant, that is, a link homology theory from which the sl_3 invariant can be obtained by taking the graded Euler characteristic. No previous knowledge of categorification or quantum groups is assumed.

**Category**: Geometry and Topology**Duration**: 01:34:51**Date**: October 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 115-
**Tags:**seminar, Geometry/topology Seminar

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