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