Benjamin Bode

University of Bristol

Constructing real algebraic links

Algebra and Geometry Seminar

1st November 2017, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Howard House, 4th Floor Seminar Room

It is an open question in knot theory which knots and links are real algebraic, i.e. which knots and links arise as vanishing sets of real polynomial maps with certain properties.
In this talk I will present a method of constructing such polynomials, showing that infinitely many links, the closures of even powers of homogeneous braids, are real algebraic.

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