|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|
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.