More algebraic structures from knot theory

10/14/2008 - 12:15pm
10/14/2008 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Sam Nelson (Claremont McKenna College)
Abstract: 

Quandles are a type of non-associative algebraic structure defined from the combinatorics of knot diagrams. In this talk will recall the basics of quandle theory and look at some generalizations of quandles including biquandles, racks and biracks. If time permits, we will also look at tangle functors and a connection to Hopf algebras.

Where: 
ML 211