Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:00 to 12:45
Location: 
Gilkey 115

Speaker Info

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Abstract: 

I will introduce some techniques for computing the geometric index of a simple closed curve or link in a solid torus. Geometric index is related to algebraic index, but is in general more difficult to compute. After reviewing some basic examples, I will introduce a general technique that works in most cases. This is joint work with K. Andrist, D. Repovš, and D. Wright.