The cube and the burnside category

Tyler Lawson, Robert Lipshitz, Sucharit Sarkar

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In this note we present a combinatorial link invariant that underlies some recent stable homotopy refinements of Khovanov homology of links. The invariant takes the form of a functor between two combinatorial 2-categories, modulo a notion of stable equivalence. We also develop some general properties of such functors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Mathematics
PublisherAmerican Mathematical Society
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameContemporary Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0271-4132
ISSN (Electronic)1098-3627

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
TL was supported by NSF Grant DMS-1206008. RL was supported by NSF Grant DMS-1149800. SS was supported by NSF Grant DMS-1350037.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 American Mathematical Society.


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