Math Colloquium: "Counting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces"Math Colloquium: "Counting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/227721KINSC E3092013-01-28T16:00:002013-01-28T17:00:00
January 28, 4:00PM
Patricia Cahn (University of Pennsylvania).
Bi-College Math Colloquium
"Counting Crossings of Curves on Surfaces"
Patricia Cahn, University of Pennsylvania.
Monday, January 28 at 4pm in KINSC E309
Tea at 3:00 in the Math Lounge (KINSC H208)
Abstract: In this talk, we'll discuss a surprising connection between algebra, topology, and geometry. Our goal is to count intersection and self-intersection numbers of curves on surfaces. We will see how to do this using certain algebraic structures called Lie algebras, which are vector spaces with some additional properties.
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