Legendrian and transverse knots in cabled knot types

Geometry Topology Seminar
Monday, February 14, 2011 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Ga Tech
In this talk we will exhibit many new phenomena in the structure of Legendrian and transverse knots by giving a complete classification of all cables of the positive torus knots. We will also provide two structural theorems to ensure when cable of a Legendrian simple knot type is also Legendrian simple. Part of the results are joint work with John Etnyre and Douglas LaFountain