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Random knots: their properties and algorithmic challengesGeometry/Topology
|Speaker: ||Nathan Dunfield, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Location: ||3106 MSB|
|Start time: ||Thu, May 14 2015, 3:10PM|
Abstract: I will discuss various models of random knots in S^3, surveying
what is known about them theoretically and what is conjectured about
them experimentally. In particular, I will discuss experiments that
probe the practical/average case complexity of questions like computing
the genus of a knot. The talk will contain many pretty pictures and
charts, and is joint work with Malik Obeidin.
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