C&O/PMATH Joint Colloquium - Patrick Naylor (RE-SCHEDULED)Export this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Is any knot not the unknot?

Speaker: Patrick Naylor
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 4064

Abstract:

Ever wanted to learn something about knots? This is your chance! We'll talk about some basics of knot theory, including how to prove some intuitively `obvious' but mathematically tricky results.  Along the way, we'll see knot coloring invariants, polynomial invariants, and more. We'll even show how to produce a knotted surface: a sphere ($S^2$) in $\mathbb{R}^4$ that is `knotted'. This talk will be very accessible and will include many cool pictures.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
4064
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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