Math Club Presentations

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Exley Science Center (Not Tower) ESC 184 (Woodhead Lounge)
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Adeboye, Ilesanmi
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INTRINSIC PROPERTIES OF GRAPHS EMBEDDED IN 3

ERICA FLAPAN, Editor in Chief of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society

 Knot theory is the study of embeddings of simple closed curves in 3. A natural extension of knot theory is the study of embeddings of graphs in 3. However, in contrast with knots, the structure of a graph can be complex, and this can affect all of its embeddings. If every embedding of a graph has a particular property, then we say that property is intrinsic to the graph. For example, a graph is said to be intrinsically knotted if every embedding of the graph in 3 contains a knot. In this talk I will introduce intrinsic knotting and other intrinsic properties of graphs, and present some open problems in the area.

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