Lando S. Polynomial graph invariants and the KP hierarchy (abstract)

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Speaker: Sergei Lando

Title: Polynomial graph invariants and the KP hierarchy

We describe a large family of polynomial graph invariants whose average value is a [math]\displaystyle{ \tau }[/math]-function for the Kadomtsev-Petviashvili hierarchy of partial differential equations. In particular, this is valid for Stanley's symmetrized chromatic polynomial, as well as for the Abel polynomial for graphs we introduce. The key point here is a Hopf algebra structure on the space spanned by graphs and the behavior of the invariants on its primitive space.

The talk is based on a joint paper with S. Chmutov and M. Kazarian.

Event: Diffieties, Cohomological Physics, and Other Animals, 13-17 December 2021, Moscow.
Alexandre Vinogradov Memorial Conference.