Geometric techniques in knot theory

Geometric Structures on 3-manifolds
Topic:Geometric techniques in knot theory
Speaker:Jessica S. Purcell
Affiliation:Brigham Young University; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, October 20
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101
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We will discuss methods of decomposing knot and link complements into polyhedra. Using hyperbolic geometry, angled structures, and normal surface theory, we analyze geometric and topological properties of knots and links.