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Math Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, February 19, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Linking Physics and Knot Theory
Angus Gruen, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,

The linking number is an invariant of pairs of links which can be defined in a very simple manner through via looking at individual crossings. I will discuss how we can use techniques from both classical and quantum physics to compute this and how these techniques naturally give us the ability to extend this invariant to new situations.

For more information, please contact Math Department by phone at 626-395-4335 or by email at mathinfo@caltech.edu.