The Combinatorial Revolution in Knot Theory

Start: 09/09/2009 - 4:15pm
End  : 09/09/2009 - 5:15pm


Sam Nelson Claremont McKenna College


Much as our concept of `number' has evolved over time, what we mean by `knots' has recently undergone its own volutionary generalization. We will explore new types of generalized knots including virtual knots, singular knots, at virtual knots and more. These new knot types motivate related algebraic structures such as kei, quandles, racks and biquandles. This talk is based on an article scheduled to appear in Notices of the AMS in 2010.

Millikan 134, Pomona College

Misc. Information

Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m. Harry Mullikin Room, Millikan 209
The dinner will be hosted by Prof. Jim Hoste. If interested in attending, call ext. 73258