Non-loose torus knots.

Series: 
Geometry Topology Working Seminar
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
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Georgia Tech.
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This talk is part of the oral exam for the speaker. Please note the special time, place. Also the talk itself will be 45 min long. 

Non-loose knots is a special class of knots studied in contact geometry. Last couple of years have shown some applications of these kinds of knots. Even though defined for a long time, not much is known about their classification except for the case of unknot. In this talk we will summarize what is known and tell about the recent work in which we are trying to give classification in the case of trefoil.