Department of Mathematics

Student Geometry/Topology

  •  Brandon Bavier
  •  An Introduction to Hyperbolic Knot Theory
  •  01/22/2020
  •  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C517 Wells Hall

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. In this introductory level talk, we will cover the basics of hyperbolic geometry, and how we can use its properties to find invariants of hyperbolic knots, knots whose complement is hyperbolic.



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

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