School Seminars and Colloquia

Knots and Algebraic Dynamic

Geometry/Topology Seminar

by Susan Williams


Institution: University of South Alabama
Date: Tue 4th March 2008
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Richard Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, Uni of Melb

Abstract: We study the Alexander module of a knot via its Pontryagin dual. This is
a compact dynamical system with a rich algebraic structure. It has an
elementary combinatorial description in terms of "dynamic" colorings of a
knot diagram. We will discuss the relation between topology of the knot
and dynamics of the dual, and give examples.
(Joint work with Daniel Silver)

For More Information: Lawrence Reeves L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au