The Jones slopes of a knot

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 269
Georgia Tech
I will discuss a conjecture that relates the degree of the Jones polynomial of a knot and its parallels with the slopes of incompressible surfaces in the knot complement. I will present examples, as well as computational challenges.