Roever Lecture: "Knots and crossings"

Speaker: Tye Lidman, North Carolina State University

Abstract: The mathematics of knots is nearly 200 years old and appears in a wide array of fields like biology, string theory, and algebraic geometry. However, some of the simplest properties of knots are still very far from understood. We don't even know how to efficiently unknot them! I will describe a few outstanding conjectures in knot theory and how some topologists are thinking about these problems. This talk will be accessible for graduate students.

Host: Aliakbar Daemi