Twisted Alexander Polynomials of 2-bridge Knots

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

Topology Seminar

Jim Hoste, Pitzer College


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.

Millikan 211, Pomona College

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