Department of Mathematics

Topology

  •  Band surgeries between knots
  •  09/25/2017
  •  4:10 PM - 5:30 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Tye Lidman, NCSU

Attaching a half-twisted band to a knot produces a non-orientable cobordism to a new knot. The knots which admit such band moves to the unknots are quite simple - they are all cabled knots. We characterize when there exists such a band move between other families of knots. This is joint work with Allison Moore.

 

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