Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology II

  •  An Introduction to Hyperbolic Knots
  •  02/21/2018
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C204A Wells Hall
  •  Brandon Bavier, MSU

When studying knots, it is common to look at their complement to find invariants of the knot. One way to do this is to put a geometric structure on the complement, and look at common geometric invariants, such as volume. This talk is an introduction to hyperbolic knots, knots whose complement admits a hyperbolic structure. This will include a couple of diagramatic conditions to detect hyperbolicity, as well as using the structure to calculate bounds on the volume of the complement.



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