Department of Mathematics

AWM Lecture Series

  •  Kristen Hendricks, Michigan State University
  •  Classical and Modern Invariants of Knots
  •  03/12/2019
  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

We'll give a brief introduction to what knot theory is and why you might want to study it, and talk about some classical invariants of knots and what they detect. We'll then introduce a modern invariant called Heegaard Floer knot homology from the early 2000s, and talk about its properties and its relationship to classical invariants. This talk should be accessible to undergraduate students.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
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C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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