Blackboard biracks

03/02/2010 - 12:15pm
03/02/2010 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Sam Nelson (CMC)
Abstract: 

A blackboard birack is a solution to the set-theoretic Yang-Baxter equation with additional properties making it suited for defining labeling invariants of blackboard-framed knots and links. We will see some examples of blackboard biracks and some of the knot and link invariants they define.

Where: 
Millikan 208 (Pomona College)