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Undergraduate Friday Seminar: When are two knots the same?

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
n/a
Location
245 Altgeld Hall
Date
Sep 24, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Brevan Ellefsen (UIUC Math, Grad Student)
Contact
Derek Thomas
E-Mail
undergradseminar@math.illinois.edu
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Speaker: Brevan Ellefsen (UIUC Math, Grad Student)
Title: When are two knots the same?
Abstract: It is easy to tie knots, but hard to tell knots apart. As such, mathematicians have developed many tools and techniques to distinguish knots. In this talk, I discuss elementary knot invariants and introduce the Jones Polynomial as a powerful, combinatorial tool to differentiate many knots. Also, courtesy of the IGL, there will free pizza provided at the meeting!

For further information: undergradseminar@math.illinois.edu

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