
Natalia PachecoTallaj Title: Are knots a group?
Tue, March 12, 6pm  7pm, Science Center 507.
Abstract: In this talk we'll think about whether we can impose the
structure of a group on the set of all knots, or at least
some quotient of this set by a suitable equivalence relation.
In exploring this question, we will survey briefly the
theory of Seifert surfaces and the more advance theory of
knot concordance and slice knots.
Understanding of basic topology will be helpful,
but a quick Google search of the following concepts
should surface: group, surface, genus, boundary, embedding.
