Five Lectures on Khovanov Homology
Abstract
These lecture notes, which were designed for the Summer School "HeegaardFloer Homology and Khovanov Homology" in Marseilles, 29th May  2nd June, 2006, provide an elementary introduction to Khovanov homology. The intended audience is graduate students with some minimal background in lowdimensional and algebraic topology. The lectures cover the basic definitions, important properties, a number of variants and some applications. At the end of each lecture the reader is referred to the relevant literature for further reading.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0606464
 Bibcode:
 2006math......6464T
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Geometric Topology;
 Mathematics  Quantum Algebra;
 57M25
 EPrint:
 38 pages