Talks (unless otherwise indicated) are in Davis 301 from 4–5 PM on Mondays. Refreshments begin at 3:30 on the second floor of Davis.

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Sept. 10
Scott Taylor
Colby College
The mathematics of knotted objects

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How can mathematics be used to study knotted objects, like strings, loops, and molecules? In this talk I’ll discuss a variety of ways mathematicians quantify what it means for an object to be knotted and how knotted objects themselves (sometimes) act like numbers. I’ll highlight work I’ve done with Colby students in constructing a new class of knotted spatial graphs which are almost unknotted.

 

Sept. 17
Stephanie Eaneff
Talus Analytics
TBA

 

Sept. 24
SPEAKERS
AFFILIATION
TBA

 

Oct. 1
SPEAKERS
AFFILIATION
TBA

 

Oct. 11 (Thurs.)
Danny Rorabaugh
University of Tennessee
TBA

 

Oct. 22
Helen Wong
Claremont McKenna
TBA

 

Oct. 29
Chris Moore
Colby College (Biology)
TBA

 

Nov. 5
SPEAKERS
AFFILIATION
TBA

 

Nov. 12
SPEAKERS
AFFILIATION
TBA

 

Nov. 26
SPEAKERS
AFFILIATION
TBA

 

Dec. 3
Milja Poe
On S-unit Equations