$\vec{w}h\alpha\mathfrak{t}\;\; i\mathbb{S}\ldots$

the Alexander polynomial of a knot?


Who?
Max Krause (TU Berlin)
When?
2018/11/30, 13:00
Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Prof. AndrĂ¡s Stipsicz
Where?
Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)
About what?

In the 1920s, J. W. Alexander discovered the first polynomial invariant for knots. It would take several more decades for topologists to realize the full potential of this construction, which has inspired several similar invariants and now is a cornerstone of modern knot theory. In this talk we will see three different ways of calculating the Alexander polynomial, discuss the connections between them.