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The Kakimizu complex of a link


Speaker: Jessica Banks, University of Oxford
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Tue, Oct 25 2011, 3:10PM

We give an introduction to the Kakimizu complex of a link, covering a number of recent results. In particular we will see that the Kakimizu complex of a knot may be locally infinite, that the Alexander polynomial of an alternating link carries information about its Seifert surfaces, and that the Kakimizu complex of a special alternating link is understood.