Lecture 1: Witten, Stonehenge, Lie and Vassiliev.
See also: Talks: Srni-9901.
Lecture 2: Jones and Khovanov.
Handouts: KhovanovHandout-1.pdf, KhovanovHandout-2.pdf.
See also: Khovanov's Homology for Tangles and Cobordisms.
Lecture 3: Algebraic Knot Theory and Put Your Name Here.
"God created the knots, all else in topology is the work of mortals."
Leopold Kronecker (modified)