Max Krause (TU Berlin)

2018/11/30, 13:00

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Prof. AndrĂ¡s Stipsicz

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Prof. AndrĂ¡s Stipsicz

Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)

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.