Graduate Student Topology Seminar: Laura Plunkett (UCSB), 'Knotting in Thick Open Chains'

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 4607B South Hall

Event Contact: 

Ben Cote

Email: cote@math.ucsb.edu

I'll be discussing two main themes in my research: what does it mean for an open chain to be knotted, and how does the addition of thickness change things. Lots of pictures, a sketch of a proof and new results all trying to explore the relationship between shape, size and knotting in polymers.