Math Colloquium: "Positive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property"Math Colloquium: "Positive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property"http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/233801KINSC E3092013-03-18T16:00:002013-03-18T17:00:00
March 18, 4:00PM
Whitney George (West Chester University). KINSC E309.
Bi-College Math Colloquium
Positive Twist Knots and the Uniform Thickness Property
Whitney George, West Chester University
Tea at 3:00 in the Math Lounge (KINSC H208)
Talk at 4:00 in KINSC E309
Abstract: In 2007, Etnyre and Honda defined a new knot invariant called the Uniform Thickness Property in order to better understand Legendrian knots. The classification of Legendrian knots in R^3 with the standard contact structure has been a slow process in comparison to the topological classification in R^3. In this talk, we will discuss what makes Legendrian knots more delicate than topological knots, and how the Uniform Thickness Property can help in their classification. My current research investigates the Uniform Thickness Property with respect to positive twist knots which we will discuss towards in the second half of this talk.
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