This conference is devoted to the study of quantum knot homologies and related invariants. The name of this area of research already indicates that this is an interdisciplinary topic: such homologies are of interest to mathematicians (in particular topologists and representation theorists), while quantum phenomena have in principle their origin in physics. There are communities of both mathematicians and physicists who work on these topics from different perspectives, they use different tools, and sometimes the same tools but described in different languages. The main aim of the conference is to bring researchers from those two communities together, establish a common language and explain important results to each other, summarize the status of the field, and specify goals and set a common program for future research.

        Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology
        Mikhail Khovanov, Columbia University
        Andrew Lobb, Durham University
        Piotr Sułkowski, University of Warsaw

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2017

Announcement at the Aspen Center for Physics website

Registration through the Aspen Center for Physics website

Special events

Welcome Reception
    March 4 (Sunday), Aspen Center for Physics, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Physics Café and Public Lecture
    March 7 (Wednesday), Wheeler Opera House
    4:30 pm – Physics Café, 5:30 pm – Public Lecture

Conference Banquet
    March 8 (Thursday), Meadows Resort, 7:00 pm


To be announced...


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Spacetime details

Dates & Time: March 4-10, 2018
Venue: Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, USA



  1. Argyres, Philip (University of Cincinnati)
  2. Baldwin, John (Boston College)
  3. Belfiore, Laurence A. (Colorado State University)
  4. Brini, Andrea (Imperial College London)
  5. Chun, Sungbong (California Institute of Technology)
  6. Clingempeel, Joel (Rutgers University)
  7. Daemi, Aliakbar (Stony Brook University)
  8. Dedushenko, Mykola (California Institute of Technology)
  9. Ferrari, Francesca (University of Amsterdam)
  10. Francis, John (Northwestern University)
  11. Freed, Daniel (University of Texas at Austin)
  12. Freedman, Michael (Microsoft Research)
  13. Fuji, Hiroyuki (Kagawa University)
  14. Gang, Dongmin (Seoul National University)
  15. Grigsby, Julia (Boston College)
  16. Gu, Jie (Ecole Normale Superieure)
  17. Gukov, Sergei (California Institute of Technology)
  18. Harrison, Sarah (McGill University)
  19. Hedden, Matthew (Michigan State University)
  20. Hogancamp, Matthew (University of Southern California)
  21. Iqbal, Amer (Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences) 
  22. Kauffman, Louis H. (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  23. Khovanov, Mikhail (Columbia University)
  24. Kirby Robion (University of California,  Berkeley)
  25. Klug, Michael (University of California,  Berkeley)
  26. Koroteev, Peter (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  27. Kucharski, Piotr (Uppsala University)
  28. Lauda, Aaron (University of Southern California)
  29. Lewark, Lukas (University of Bern)
  30. Lobb, Andrew (Durham University)
  31. Longhi, Pietro (Uppsala University)
  32. Manion Andrew (University of California Los Angeles)
  33. Manolescu Ciprian (UCLA)
  34. Morrison, Scott (Australian National University)
  35. Nawata, Satoshi (Fudan University)
  36. Paquette, Natalie (California Institute of Technology)
  37. Pei, Du (California Institute of Technology)
  38. Pichai, Ramadevi (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
  39. Przytycki, Józef H. (George Washington University)
  40. Putrov, Pavel (Institute for Advanced Study)
  41. Rasmussen, Sarah Dean (University of Cambridge)
  42. Roggenkamp, Daniel (University of Mannheim)
  43. Romo, Mauricio (IAS, Princeton)
  44. Rose, David (University of North Carolina)
  45. Rouquier, Raphael (University of California Los Angeles)
  46. Saberi, Ingmar (University of Heidelberg)
  47. Sarkar, Sucharit (University of California Los Angeles)
  48. Sevim, Sinan (Bogazici University)
  49. Stoffregen, Matthew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  50. Sułkowski, Piotr (University of Warsaw)
  51. Sun, Haoyu (University of California Berkeley)
  52. Tripathy, Arnav (Harvard University)
  53. Vaz, Pedro (Universite Catholique de Louvain)
  54. Walker, Kevin (Microsoft Station Q)
  55. Watson, Liam (Université de Sherbrooke)
  56. Wedrich, Paul (The Australian National University)
  57. Yamazaki, Masahito (University of Tokyo)
  58. Ye, Weicheng (Stony Brook University)