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Torsion in knot concordance


Speaker: Swatee Naik, University of Nevada - Reno
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Feb 22 2006, 4:10PM

The concordance group of classical knots has been studied extensively for last forty years. However, very little is known about the finite order elements in this group except for order 2 classes represented by negative amphicheiral knots. In this talk I will describe some of my joint work with Livingston (2000-02) which relates to torsion in this group and discuss possible future directions.