2014 Stelson Lecture - Vaughan Jones

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday September 25, 2014
      4:30 pm
  • Location: Clary Theater, Student Success Center
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Annette Rohrs
School of Mathematics
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404-894-9227

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Stelson Lecture

Full Summary: Stelson Lecture :: How quantum theory and statistical mechanics gave a polynomial of knots

How quantum theory and statistical mechanics gave a polynomial of knots

We will see how a result in von Neumann algebras (a theory developed by von Neumann to give the mathematical framework for quantum physics) gave rise, rather serendipitously, to an elementary but very useful invariant in the theory of ordinary knots in three dimensional space. Then we'll look at some subsequent  developments of the theory, and talk about a thorny problem which remains open.


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School of Mathematics

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Garoufalidis, jones, Stelson
Status
  • Created By: Annette Rohrs
  • Workflow Status: Draft
  • Created On: Sep 3, 2014 - 4:07am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:21pm