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
Video Link:http://video.ias.edu/gsm/2015/1020-JessicalPurcel

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.