Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
New Mexico State University
Abstract: 

What does symmetry mean in mathematics?  How is it captured in deformations of twisting strings?  Can one really untangle a double twist, but not a single twist?  What is the simplest, most aesthetic way to perform this?  Can you learn to wave it with your hand?