PIMS-URegina Colloquium Series: Anna Cepek

  • Date: 03/22/2019
  • Time: 15:30
Anna Cepek, Montana State University

University of Regina


An Approach to Knot Theory via Configuration Spaces


We approach the embedding space of knots by examining configurations of finite subsets of S^1 and R^3. In the case of configurations of two point subsets, one can obtain the classic invariant called the linking number. Such a procedure can be generalized using the notion of stratified spaces. The goal of this talk is to explain this approach to knot theory and show how the linking number can be recovered from this more general procedure.

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Friday March 22

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Room CL 305