UM Math Graduate Student Seminar

Moses Koppendrayer
University of Miami

will present

Prime Knot Theorem

Friday, March 25, 2016, 5:00pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract:

In this talk I will discuss the Prime Knot Theorem which states that there are knots that cannot be produced from non-trivial knots under the operation of connected sum. The theorem is pretty simple, but I will use it to demonstrate techniques in Algebraic Topology as I sketch two or three proofs of the theorem.

 


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