This quantity offers the complaints from the convention on low dimensional topology held on the collage of Madeira (Portugal). the development was once attended by means of major scientists within the box from the united states, Asia, and Europe. The ebook has major elements. the 1st is dedicated to the Poincare conjecture, characterizations of $PL$-manifolds, overlaying quadratic varieties of hyperlinks and to different types in low dimensional topology that seem in reference to conformal and quantum box conception. the second one a part of the amount covers topological quantum box conception and polynomial invariants for rational homology 3-spheres, derived from the quantum $SU(2)$-invariants linked to the 1st cohomology classification modulo , knot idea, and braid teams. This assortment displays improvement and growth within the box and provides attention-grabbing and new effects.
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