Event Type:

Geometry-Topology Seminar

Date/Time:

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

Location:

Gilk 115

Guest Speaker:

Allison Stacey

Institution:

Graduate Student

Abstract:

The fundamental theorem of Vassiliev invariants gives a one to one correspondence between Vassiliev invariants (knot invariants extended to singular knots with an extra skein relation) and functions on chord diagrams. I will show the proof of this theorem which took a whole new knot invariant, the Kontesivich integral, to prove one direction. This talk will pair well with my talk last term about the Kontesivich integral.