SMS scnews item created by Zhou Zhang at Mon 30 Jul 2012 1138
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 30 Jul 2012 1401
Distribution: World
Expiry: 20 Aug 2012
Calendar1: 31 Jul 2012 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 707A
CalTitle1: Geometry Seminar: Coward -- An Upper Bound on Reidemeister Moves
Auth: zhangou@bari.maths.usyd.edu.au

Geometry Seminar: Coward -- An Upper Bound on Reidemeister Moves

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Coward (Sydney)

Time: Tuesday, July 31, 12(NOON)--1PM

Room: Carslaw 707A

Lunch: after the talk (at Taste at Sydney Uni, i.e. 
"Law School Annex Cafe")

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Title: An Upper Bound on Reidemeister Moves

Abstract: given any two diagrams of the same knot or 
link, we provide an explicit upper bound on the number 
of Reidemeister moves required to pass between them in 
terms of the number of crossings in each diagram. This 
provides a new and conceptually simple solution to the 
equivalence problem for knot and links. This is joint 
work with Marc Lackenby.

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Web site for Geometry Seminar is at: 

http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/SemConf/Geometry/index.html


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