Sylvain Poirier, research activities

Thesis, articles and publications

I entered in thesis in September 97 to the Fourier Institute of Grenoble, with Christine Lescop .
My defence took place on January 28, 2000. Subject: The configuration space integral for links and tangles in R^3.
It comprises an introduction in French  (non-rigourous, about the classical CS theory for links in R^3 and its quantization), and an article in English. For the publication, I was asked to divide it again, and the revised first part is published in the AGT electronic Journal and put as a replacement of math.GT/0005085.

I recently wrote an article which shows the three results announced in my thesis article (result of more precise rationality, criterion for the diagrams of nonempty image interior (now included in the revised version published above), cancellation of the anomaly in degree 5 using program maple).

(Printable commented version of this list of publications)

Links to resources related to this research domain:

A bibliography of Vassiliev invariants from which I started.
The server of electronic preprints.
Electronic journals:
Algebraic & Geometric Topology
Geometry and Topology


My CV and application letter explaining the kind of position I search for
Teaching philosophy and experience
The English entry page of this site
I wrote an article in French entitled "Une nouvelle introduction à la physique mathématique" (="a new introduction to mathematical physics"), which has been published in "Lucrarile seminarului de creativitate matematica" vol.10, 2001, 175-195 (ISSN 1224-3310).