Visual Delights of Knot Theory

Join Dr Alexei Vernitski from the Department of Mathematical Sciences for his seminar discussing knot theory.

  • Thu 26 Oct 17

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Alexei Vernitski

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Department of Mathematical Sciences Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Mathematical Sciences, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Andrew Harrison

Studying knot diagrams has been one of the most important techniques of knot theory since the 19th century, and has expanded into considering new types of diagrams (called "virtual knots") in the last twenty years. This area of research hardly has any practical applications, but its attraction lies in visually pleasing and algebraically elegant constructions arising in it.

In this talk Dr Vernitski will present some directions of his current research. The seminar will mainly concentrate on showing you nice diagrams, but there will be also algebra (some groups and some matrices) in the talk.