Mathematics Lecture Series

Mathematics Lecture Series

Postby staing » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:27 am

Mathematics Lecture Series, Fall 2012
Fresno State

Dr. Heather Russell
University of Southern California

"Knots, Webs and Tableaux"

Friday, September 7, 2012
from 4:00 pm.m to 5:00 p.m.
Science 145



A knot is a circle embedded in three-dimensional space. There are infinitely many different knots, and distinguishing them is an important topic in mathematical research. We will discuss certain polynomial invariants of knots which have a simple diagrammatic construction via planar graphs called webs. Webs have a rich combinatorial structure of their own including relationships with Young tableaux. We will explore some of these connections and finish with recent results about operations on webs and tableaux.

For further information, please contact Dr. Tamas Forgacs at (559) 278-4907 or e-mail tforgacs@csufresno.edu.
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Fax: 559.278.5980
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