**UBC Mathematics Department**

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## Colloquium Abstract: Professor Xiao-Song Lin,
University of California at Riverside

*Path integrals and knot polynomials
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We will discuss a combinatorial formalism of path integrals on
knot diagrams, which originated from the classical Burau
representation of braid groups and the consideration of random
walks on knot diagrams. Many knot polynomials can be fitted into
the frame work of such a combinatorial path integral.

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