# Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium

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Thursday, 31st May 2001, 4:00 pm

Mathematics Bldg., lecture hall 2

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Michael Larsen

(Indiana)

"Density of braid group representations"

** Abstract: **
Twenty years ago V. F. R. Jones defined an interesting new class of
unitary braid group representations and asked for (the closure of) the
images of these representations. Recently M. Freedman raised the problem
again in connection with his program of topological quantum computation.
This talk will describe joint work with M. Freedman and Z. Wang settling
the problem. Time permitting, I will briefly discuss applications to knot
theory and quantum computation.

Coffee, Cookies at the faculty lounge at 3:30.

You are invited to join the speaker for further discussion after the
talk at Beit Belgia.

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