Laboratory of Quantum Topology
Laboratory of quantum topology was established under the direction of V. Turaev in February 2014 in Chelyabinsk State University and supported by the grant of the Government of the Russian Federation № 14.Z50.31.0020.
Head of the laboratory:
Professor Vladimir G. Turaev
Deputy of a head for research: Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor Sergey V. Matveev
Deputy of a head of the organizational matters: professor Eugene A. Fominykh
Subjects and tasks of the laboratory:
The main scientific subject of the laboratory is conducting research in the field of quantum and low-dimensional topology, as well as in related areas of mathematics and mathematical physics. This includes the study of quantum invariants of 3-manifolds, spines and development of the knot theory, various aspects of mathematical physics equations and geometric patterns on surfaces.
The collective of the laboratory consists of four groups of scientists: Chelyabinsk group, Moscow group, Novosibirsk group and St. Petersburg group.