Tutt Science Center Lecture Hall
first floor, 1112 N. Nevada Ave. (map)
Join the Mathematics and Computer Science department this Friday, Feb 8 at Noon in Tutt Science 122 Lecture Hall for another in our series of fantastic Fearless Friday Seminars.
Taylor McNeill is a candidate for a visiting position next year and will be giving a talk that is accessible to all, no mathematical background required.
Talk Title: Twisted Sisters - How a knot becomes a braid
Abstract: What do cancer cells, the sun's corona, and your kid sister's hair have in common? Knots! In this talk I'll give a brief introduction to knot theory, including a glimpse into its history and applications. After that we'll discuss braids and their correspondence with knots. Finally we'll show that every knot is a braid in disguise. So say "bye-bye" to those tangled earbuds and "hello" to low dimensional topology.
PIZZA will be served.
Rated: G (No mathematical or computer science background required.)