Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar

Title: Knot Theory

Speaker: Paul Ellis, Rutgers University

Date: July 20, 2004 1 - 2 pm

Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


So the idea in Knot theory is to find invariants. This lets us prove that 2 distinct knot are, in fact, distinct. The hard part is to prove that an object is a knot invariant. I will discuss 1) Combinatorial invariant and 2) Algebraic invariants of knots.