Event Title

Untangling the Unknot

Presenter Information

Amar Sehic, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Davis 301

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

We present a light introduction into Knot Theory and discuss aspects of the Unknotting Problem. We will take a look at two important results from Lackenby and Henrich-Kauffman on the bound of Reidemeister Moves necessary to simplify the unknot.

Faculty Sponsor

Fernando Gouvea

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Mathematics and Statistics Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1302

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Apr 30th, 3:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:25 PM

Untangling the Unknot

Davis 301

We present a light introduction into Knot Theory and discuss aspects of the Unknotting Problem. We will take a look at two important results from Lackenby and Henrich-Kauffman on the bound of Reidemeister Moves necessary to simplify the unknot.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/348