Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars
Companionship graphs for knots in the 3-sphereStudent-Run Applied & Math Seminar
|Speaker:||Bassem Saad, UC Davis Math|
|Start time:||Wed, Feb 15 2012, 12:10PM|
In this talk I will show how you can decompose knots embedded in the 3-sphere into simpler pieces using the JSJ-decomposition . We will encode this decomposition into vertex labeled, finite acyclic graphs called companionship graphs.