Geometric techniques in knot theory

Jessica S. Purcell - 10/20/2015

Jessica S. Purcell
Brigham Young University; von Neumann Fellow, School of Mathematics
October 20, 2015
We will discuss methods of decomposing knot and link complements into polyhedra. Using hyperbolic geometry, angled structures, and normal surface theory, we analyze geometric and topological properties of knots and links.