Twisted Alexander Polynomials of 2-bridge Knots

When
Start: 09/27/2011 - 3:00pm
End  : 09/27/2011 - 4:00pm

Category
Topology Seminar

Speaker
Jim Hoste, Pitzer College

Abstract

We show how to compute the twisted Alexander polynomial of 2-bridge knots using the Fox coloring. For genus 1 2-bridge knots, we verify that the polynomial has the form conjectured for all 2-bridge knots by Hirisawa and Murasugi. This is joint work with Pat Shanahan.

Where
Millikan 211, Pomona College

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