Biquasiles and dual graph diagrams

09/20/2016 - 12:15pm
09/20/2016 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Sam Nelson (CMC)
Abstract: 

Dual graph diagrams are an alternative way to represent oriented knots and links in R^3 with connections to statistical mechanics. In this talk we will see a novel algebraic structure known as biquasiles and use finite biquasiles to distinguish knots and links in R^3 by counting biquasile colorings of dual graph diagrams.

Where: 
Millikan 2099, Pomona College