Jan 14 2020

Quantum Topology Seminar: Introduction to Quandles and Fox Colorings, by Louis H Kauffman

January 14, 2020

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM


1227 SEO


Chicago, IL

Louis H Kauffman (UIC): Introduction to Quandles and Fox Colorings

This is an introductory talk to an algebraic structure, the quandle, and its applications in knot theory.
An (involuntary) quandle is a (non-associative) algebra A with one binary operation * such that a*a = a for all a in A,
(a*b)*b = a for all a and b in A, and (a*b)*c = (a*c)*(b*c) for all a,b,c in A. We will discuss the relationship of
quandles to group theory and knot theory and the study of Fox colorings of knots. This is an introductory talk,
and should be accessible to anyone with some background in abstract algebra.

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Date posted

Jan 24, 2020

Date updated

Jan 24, 2020


Louis H Kauffman | (UIC)