This meeting concentrated on topological invariants in low dimensional topology and knot theory. We include both three and four dimensional manifolds in our phrase “low dimensional topology”. The intent of the conference was to understand the reach of knot theoretic invariants into four dimensions, including results in Khovanov homology, variants of Floer homology and quandle cohomology and to understand relationships among categorification, topological quantum field theories and four dimensional manifold invariants as in particular Seiberg-Witten invariants.
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Selman Akbulut, Stefan Alois Bauer, Louis H. Kauffman, Vassily O. Manturov, Invariants in Low-Dimensional Topology and Knot Theory. Oberwolfach Rep. 9 (2012), no. 2, pp. 1687–1758DOI 10.4171/OWR/2012/28