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Hebrew University, Givat Ram,

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** Kazhdan's seminar on Khovanov homology**

** Jerusalem Mathematics Colloquium**

** Informal workshop on manifold invariants and TQFT**

**Research interests:**

Combinatorics, Geometry, Physics and Topology

[31] Artin covers of the braid group, -- joint with Meirav Amram and Uzi Vishne (2009).

[30]
A free differential Lie algebra for the interval,
-- joint with Dennis Sullivan
** arXiv:math.AT/0610949** (2006);
latest version (2010).

[29]
On Habiro's cyclotomic expansions of the Ohtsuki invariant,
-- joint with Ofer Ron
** arXiv:math.GT/0501549** (2005);
latest version,
*J. Knot Th. Ramif.* **15(6)** (2006) 661-680

[28]
Some computations of Ohtsuki series,
-- joint with Nori Jacoby
* Advances in Topological Quantum Field Theory* eds J. Bryden,
Kluwer (2004) 53-70.

[27]
A rational surgery formula for the LMO invariant,
--joint with Dror Bar-Natan
*Israel J. Math.* **140** (2004) 29-60

[26]
The Tait conjectures,
* in `The Changing Face of Geometry'* ed Chris Prichard
CUP (2003) 450-454

[25]
The PSU(3) invariant of the Poincare homology sphere,
*Topology and Its Applications* **127** (2003) 153-168

[24]
Modular forms and quantum invariants of 3-manifolds,
* Asian J. Math*** 3** (1999) 93-107.
* Special volume dedicated to Sir Michael Atiyah on the occasion
of his 70th birthday.*

[23]
On Ohtsuki's invariants of 3-manifolds,
* J. Knot Th. Ramif.*** 8** (1999) 1049-1063.

[22]
Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of Seifert manifolds,
-- joint with Lev Rozansky
* Commun. Math. Phys.***205 ** (1999) 287-314.

[21]
Yang-Baxter type equations and posets of maximal chains,
* J. Comb. Th.***79 ** (1997) 68-104.

[20]
Braid group representations associated with sl_m,
* J. Knot Th. Ramif. ***5 **(1996) 637-660.

[19]
Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants of 3-manifolds as
holomorphic functions,
*`Proceedings on Geometry and Physics, Aarhus, Denmark',*
Eds. J.E. Andersen, J. Dupont, H. Pedersen, A. Swann
* Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics ***184 **(1996)
363-377.

[18]
An Introduction to Topological Field Theory,
* Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. ***51 **(1996) 89-128.

[17]
Asymptotic expansions of Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants
for some simple 3-manifolds,
**Invited contribution** for the Special Issue on `Quantum
geometry and diffeomorphism invariant quantum field
theory' * J. Math. Phys. ***36 ** (1995) 6106-6129.

[16]
Algebras and triangle relations,
* J. Pure Appl. Alg. ***100 **(1995) 43-72.

[15]
Triangulations, categories and extended topological field
theories,
* Quantum Topology,* Eds. R. Baadhio and L.H. Kauffman, World
Scientific (1993) 191-208.

[14]
Fluorescent transfer of light in dyed materials,
-- joint paper with S.D. Howison, * SIAM
J. Appl. Math. ***53 ** (1993) 447-458.

[13]
A functorial approach to the one-variable Jones Polynomial,
* J. Diff. Geom. ***37 **(1993) 689-710.

[12]
On algebras and triangle relations,
* `Proc. 2nd. Int. Conf. on Topological and Geometric Methods in
Field Theory, Turku, FINLAND, 26th May-1st June, 1991.'*
Eds. J. Mickelsson, O. Pekonen, World Scientific (1992) 429-447.

[11]
A presentation for Manin and Schechtman's higher braid groups,
* MSRI preprint ***04129--91** (April 1991)

[10]
A note on two-row Hecke algebra representations,
* Harvard preprint* (1991)

[9]
Connections between CFT and Topology via Knot Theory,
* Lecture Notes in Physics * **375** (1991) 245-254.

[8]
The homological approach applied to higher representations,
* Harvard preprint* (1990)

[7]
Homological representations of the Hecke algebra,
* Commun. Math. Phys. ***135** (1990) 141-191.

[6]
Topological approach to the Iwahori-Hecke algebra,
* Int. J. Mod. Phys. A***5** (1990) 3213-3219.

[5]
A universal link invariant,
* `Proceedings of the IMA conference on Mathematics-Particle
Physics Interface, Oxford, England, 12th-14th September,
1988.'* Eds. D.G.~Quillen, G.B.~Segal, Tsou~S.T., Oxford University Press (1990) 151--156.

[4] Homology representations of braid groups, D.Phil. Thesis, Univerity of Oxford (June 1989)

[3]
Universal Link Invariants using Quantum Groups,
*`Proceedings of the XVII Int. Conf. on Differential Geometric
Methods in Theoretical Physics, Chester, England, 15th-19th August,
1988.'* Ed. A. Solomon, World Scientific (1989) 55-63.

[2] On families of self-adjoint operators, dissertation accepted by Oxford University in support of application to transfer to Advanced Student status, to be published later in modified form. (1987)

[1]
Appendix,
**"Elliptic Curves",** in GTM **111** Springer-Verlag (1986)

[0]
Holomorphic invariants of 3-manifolds and *q*-gamma functions,
-- in preparation.

Last modified June 11th, 2000.

*Comments and questions to *ruthel@ma.huji.ac.il